TikTok becomes first non-Facebook app to hit 3 billion downloads

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Omer Dembinksy, security researcher at Check Point, told DailyMail.com that fraudulent sites offering information or test kits in order to gather people’s information or receive payment.

Pirates can use peer-to-peer (P2P) networks in which individuals share files with each other, or cyberlockers, where individuals can upload songs or films for another to download.

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The apps also often deleted their own shortcut making it more difficult for users to remove them from their device.

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TikTok built its social network on short, sharable videos.

The 1 billion download figure is also only part of the story — it includes TikTok’s lite app versions and regional variations, according to Yeh, Téléchargeur d’histoires but not the number of downloads the app has received on Android in China (where it is known as Douyin). It also only points to how many times the app has been downloaded, but not how many of these users stick around and stay active.

So far in 2019, TikTok has had 614 million downloads, which is 6% more than it had the same time last year, according to the survey. The app passed the 1 billion threshold in February. 

There’s no immediate replacement for the app, but Oath, a unit of Verizon that operates Yahoo, pointed users to its new invite-only messaging app, called Squirrel.   

Blue Downloader, which could be taken down from the App Store due to its latest update, is available for £1.99. -digitalspy.co.uk

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