China’s TikTok App Will Collect “Biometric” Data Including “Faceprints and Voiceprints” of Western Users.

TikTok is now openly saying that, due to an update of its privacy policy, its app will be collecting “faceprints and voiceprints.” The Chinese Communist Party-linked company was emboldened by the successful efforts in Washington, D.C. to resist President Trump’s attempts to ban the data-mining app in 2020. The new forms of data can be collected from audio and images including scenery, faces, any objects that appear in an image, and the text of words in a person’s User Content. The new policy does not stop there, however.  TikTok has also declared it will be collecting biometric data: “We may