For those unfamiliar, an in-app browser usually comes into action when a user taps on a URL within an app. This way, the app shows the webpage without having to redirect the user to an external browser app, such as Safari or Google Chrome.
How to use the InAppBrowser tool
Krause has also tested the tool with some popular apps so that you don’t have to do this. For example, TikTok can monitor all keyboard inputs and screen taps when you open a URL using the in-app browser. Meanwhile, Instagram can even detect all text selections on websites.
Update: TikTok’s response to Krause’s allegations
The TikTok spokesperson also assured us that the company respects the privacy policies presented to users, and that the app only collects information that users choose to share.
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