Since the start of 2020, WeChat has intercepted 3,252 attempts to collect users’ personal information by 2,392 mini programs, it said. Photo: Shutterstock
Since the start of 2020, WeChat has intercepted 3,252 attempts to collect users’ personal information by 2,392 mini programs, it said. Photo: Shutterstock

Tencent’s WeChat tightens privacy controls for third-party apps, calls out rival DingTalk for alleged violations

  • The ubiquitous app has restricted rights to collect sensitive personal information to a smaller group of mini program developers
  • It also highlighted risks posed by links from third-party apps, saying they “could leak private information without the user’s knowledge”

Since the start of 2020, WeChat has intercepted 3,252 attempts to collect users’ personal information by 2,392 mini programs, it said. Photo: Shutterstock
Since the start of 2020, WeChat has intercepted 3,252 attempts to collect users’ personal information by 2,392 mini programs, it said. Photo: Shutterstock
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