Tencent operates WeChat (pictured) and QQ, two mobile chatting platforms with various functions. QQ was released in 1999 as OICQ but changed its name to avoid a trademark infringement lawsuit. Photo: SCMP Pictures

If you use Tencent’s QQ web browser your personal data is at risk, experts warn

Major security flaws found as browsers transmit information in a non-secure way due to poor encryption; speculation rife that Chinese sites may have been instructed to do this by higher powers

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Tencent operates WeChat (pictured) and QQ, two mobile chatting platforms with various functions. QQ was released in 1999 as OICQ but changed its name to avoid a trademark infringement lawsuit. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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