How to prevent online applications from getting information about my device

gib88

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Hello,

I was reading Tiktok's privacy policy the other day and it says this:

"Technical Information we collect about you. We collect certain information about the device you use to access the Platform, such as your IP address, user agent, mobile carrier, time zone settings, identifiers for advertising purposes, model of your device, the device system, network type, device IDs, your screen resolution and operating system, app and file names and types, keystroke patterns or rhythms, battery state, audio settings and connected audio devices. Where you log-in from multiple devices, we will be able to use your profile information to identify your activity across devices. We may also associate you with information collected from devices other than those you use to log-in to the Platform."

https://www.tiktok.com/legal/privacy-policy-row?lang=en

So I'm wondering if there is a way to protect myself from online applications (Tiktok in this case but not just Tiktok) gathering information about my device. I know I can use a VPN service to hide my IP, and I do use a VPN service, but that won't protect me from online applications getting information like file names and types, keystroke patterns or rhythms, battery state, etc. Is there a way to stop online applications from getting this information from my device?
 

Joe C

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The best this you can do is not to use tik tok. The Chinese Communists Party can not spy on you if you do not use it.....Your life will continue to exist without it!
 

gib88

Baseband Member
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I know, but it will break my daughter's heart. And she's a creator, not just a consumer, so I don't want to crush her creativity. I want to have my cake and eat it too, let her have her platform to exercise her talents and build confidence without allowing a large corporation to exploit her (our) private information.
 

kalju

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Make your own home server and use it, then you can avoid or block some things, but not everything.
But the best thing you can do is don't use the internet and it won't change your daughter's talents in any way.
 
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