TORRENTFREAK - Jan 18 - TikTok is using the DMCA to prevent the spread of source code related to the Android variant of its software. The coder who placed the source online (known as 'augustgl') says that he reverse-engineered the APK to show that the company's social media platform is a data collection engine and "legitimate spyware". Many people do not trust TikTok, something which led 'augustgl' reverse-engineering the company's Android app and publishing the resulting source code on the developer platform Github. TikTok asked Github to help clean up all the repositories that had forked the code. In total, 19 other repositories operated by other coders were handed DMCA takedown notices, with Github complying by taking each one down.