Why you want to watch out with CapCut for iPhone

Why you want to watch out with CapCut for iPhone

CapCut is the most popular app on iPhone when it comes to making movies. Still, you really need to watch out if you want to use it.

CapCut is a fine app for creating and editing videos on your iPhone. It works very easily and is also free. Still, the program does not have only advantages. In fact, you would do well to consider whether you really want to use it.


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CapCut on the iPhone

CapCut is made by ByteDance, the same company behind TikTok. As such, it is an ideal tool for creating videos for the platform. However, the social medium has previously come under fire for user safety. The same thing is now going on with CapCut.

While you might not immediately think of an app for editing as collecting data, with CapCut it is. A lawsuit has now been filed against parent company ByteDance in the U.S. state of Illinois. The company is allegedly flouting the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

CapCut stores facial scans and voice recordings without notifying iPhone users. It also stores user location, date of birth, gender and photos and videos. In addition, the app could collect data from users’ other devices, such as MAC address, SIM card and serial number.

Lawsuit against TikTok parent company Bytedance

The lawsuit hopes to block ByteDance from sending user data and content to China. In addition, the company must stop collecting biometric data and other information through CapCut without asking permission.

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The plaintiffs also want all information already unlawfully collected to be removed. In addition, there should also be compensation for iPhone and Android users.

Meanwhile, in addition to CapCut, TikTok also remains under fire. Although ByteDance now stores U.S. information on Oracle’s U.S. servers, there is still concern that the iPhone and Android app is transmitting information to China. Some states even want to ban the service.

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