Meitu app under fire for data collection

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Meitu app under fire for data collection

Chinese photo app Meitu has come under fire for collecting user data for advertising purposes, as noted in an article from Tech Times.

The free app, which adds anime-like features including bigger eyes and feathers to photos, tracks locations, mobile carrier information, IP addresses and generates unique identifiers for iPhone users, and shares the IMEI codes used to identify individual Android devices with servers in China.

However, Meitu claim that its extensive data collecting policies are not used to collect data but instead are due to China’s ban on app stores including Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

Although Meitu has been around since 2008, it was only after its most recent update that the app saw its international popularity grow.



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