Workers in protective suits check the names of people who were either live near the Xinfadi wholesale market or have visited the market in Beijing. Photo: AP Workers in protective suits check the names of people who were either live near the Xinfadi wholesale market or have visited the market in Beijing. Photo: AP
Workers in protective suits check the names of people who were either live near the Xinfadi wholesale market or have visited the market in Beijing. Photo: AP

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Coronavirus: WeChat, Alipay deny helping government identify 350,000 users who visited Beijing food market

  • The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated China’s collection of big data, especially for contact tracing
  • Posts on Weibo claimed that WeChat Pay and Alipay helped identify people who had visited Beijing’s Xinfadi market using their payment data

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Workers in protective suits check the names of people who were either live near the Xinfadi wholesale market or have visited the market in Beijing. Photo: AP Workers in protective suits check the names of people who were either live near the Xinfadi wholesale market or have visited the market in Beijing. Photo: AP
Workers in protective suits check the names of people who were either live near the Xinfadi wholesale market or have visited the market in Beijing. Photo: AP
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