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Is TikTok leaking drafts? How to keep your private videos safe

Published: 12/Jun/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale


TikTok users are reporting that the app may be leaking their drafts, potentially sharing videos to the platform that were never supposed to be seen by anyone besides the creator.

For any app or service, customer safety is often a top priority. Users want to know that their private information or, in this case, content, won’t be accessible to anybody else.

That said, anything that takes place online can be in some way hacked or bugged to create issues of private information and data being shared, and it looks like this might be happening on TikTok.

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TikTok users have become worried for their private videos after an apparent leak.

For anyone who regularly uses the app, you’ll probably have a huge backlog of videos in your drafts just sitting there doing nothing – but this might not exactly be the case.

Starting from June 11, it appears as though some videos are appearing on TikTok that really shouldn’t be, causing a strange glitch for users who stumble upon one.

Is TikTok leaking drafts?

The short answer to the question is that we don’t have enough evidence yet to suggest that the app is leaking drafts – but some users have suggested that their drafts ARE mysteriously being published without their knowledge.

The main example from this has been from a user called its._journi, who started appearing on people’s For You Page with a video she hadn’t actually published. Strangely, you can see no username on the video, just an empty ‘@’ symbol, and allegedly when clicked, it just takes you to your own profile.

This was brought to light and explained in detail by someone claiming to be journi’s cousin, @tamialynn2x.

They say that the draft leaked and that TikTok is “glitching,” advising users to delete their unpublished content before they get leaked, too.

How to stop your TikTok drafts being leaked

The simple solution to stopping your TikTok drafts from being leaked is exactly as stated above: delete them.

If you’re not happy for your drafts to be seen, you should delete them altogether but, if you do want to keep them, you can simply save them to your device so you don’t lose them entirely. Remember: the only way to ensure your drafts can’t possibly be leaked is by not having them around to do that in the first place.

Make sure you delete your drafts if you don’t want to risk them being seen.

If you find your drafts have been leaked, the best option would be to try and delete the video, but if for some reason you’re not able to, it’s worth contacting TikTok customer support to try and get the issue resolved.

As stated above, there isn’t extensive evidence that the application is leaking drafts, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.


Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun


The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”