In the shadow of President Trump’s ban of TikTok, a Wall Street Journal report has revealed that a U.S. government contractor named Anomaly Six has been tracking users via more than 500 unnamed apps using their SDK (software developer kit). SDKs are used by many apps to quickly add features. In this case, the SDK is used to track customers.
Even though they hold a number of U.S. government contracts, Anomaly Six denies sharing any data with big brother.
In light of the TikTok fiasco, do you think you can really trust a U.S. company over a Chinese company? I would hope so but given Anomaly’s deep ties to the U.S. government, can you really trust them? I mean they say they aren’t sharing their data. However, it’s the same argument our administration is using to ban TikTok.
There are always a number of privacy concerns whenever user data is being handed over to third parties or the government. I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I find all of this highly suspicious.