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Monica Eaton-Cardone Asked to Weigh in on TikTok Security Concerns

Social media platform TikTok is set to surpass 1 billion users this year. However, many consumers remain on the fence due to concerns about security. In a new feature for Business Insider, Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton-Cardone was asked to offer her expertise and weigh in on the situation.

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As noted in the piece, TikTok is described as “relatively safe” relative to other similar services. As Monica points out, the average consumer should pay much greater attention to security concerns elsewhere, rather than on a social media app.

"Of all the serious cyber risks facing the average consumer, TikTok isn't on the top of the list,” she says. “Most Americans ought to be way more concerned about credit card fraud and password protection than TikTok."

While it’s true that the company may be able to collect and share data with third parties, this is not so different from existing services like Facebook. All things considered, TikTok seems to present no more—or less—threat than any other social media platform in terms of security.