The sign of the WeChat app is seen reflected on a mobile phone on September 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
The sign of the WeChat app is seen reflected on a mobile phone on September 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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Tencent’s WeChat to stop routinely accessing photos after a tech influencer publicised the behaviour on Weibo

  • WeChat’s background scanning for new photos was said to run every few hours and found using Apple’s new “Record App Activity” feature in iOS 15
  • The company said the behaviour will be removed from the app in a future update, but other apps have been found to do the same thing

Topic |   WeChat
The sign of the WeChat app is seen reflected on a mobile phone on September 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
The sign of the WeChat app is seen reflected on a mobile phone on September 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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