Tencent’s WeChat to stop routine scans of photos after a tech influencer publicised the behaviour on Weibo

//Tencent’s WeChat to stop routine scans of photos after a tech influencer publicised the behaviour on Weibo

Tencent’s WeChat to stop routine scans of photos after a tech influencer publicised the behaviour on Weibo

Chinese super app WeChat has promised to stop regularly scanning users’ photos after the behaviour was publicised by an influencer online.The country’s largest social media app, with 1.25 billion monthly active users (MAUs), was found to be frequently scanning photo galleries even when not in use, sparking privacy concerns. The behaviour was publicised by a tech influencer who goes by the name Hackl0us on the microblogging platform Weibo.The Tencent Holdings’ app periodically scans photo…

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