App Security Risks Raise Worries in China

App Security Risks Raise Worries in China

Chen Yinjiang, deputy secretary-general of the China Consumer Protection Law Society, recently said in an interview that a significant number of mobile phone apps are fraught with security issues.

Likewise, a report from Tencent Holdings and the Data Centre of China Internet established that more than 98% of Android apps had access to users’ private information, and around 9% have been found to violate users’ privacy.

Such issues are said to have contributed to events that raised privacy fears, such as the murder of a young woman who used ride-hailing app Hitch. The company behind the app, Didi Chuxing, said that the suspect used the account of his father which had been approved by Didi.

Source: Straits Times

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