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Overseas WeChat Users Warned All Data Sent to China – RFA

WeChat users received a notification on Sept 6 saying personal data such as likes, comments, browsing and search history, content uploads will be transmitted to the mainland


Overseas users of WeChat have been notified that their comments are being stored in China, a new report says.
Overseas users often use the app to transfer money home to family members, but some were shocked this week to learn that all their likes and comments on the app are being stored on servers back in China. Photo: Reuters.

 

WeChat, China’s biggest social media platform, is warning users in other countries that their data will be stored on servers in China – news that shocked some users around the world, according to a report by Radio Free Asia.

Some overseas WeChat users received a notification on Tuesday September 6, the report said, warning that “personal data [including] likes, comments, browsing and search history, content uploads, etc” will be transmitted to the mainland, the report said.

Read the full report: Radio Free Asia.

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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