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
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”

Topic |   WeChat
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
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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