A security guard holds a sign with a QR code for visitors to scan and download a new official anti-fraud app at the entrance of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on April 12, 2021. Photo: Yujie Xue A security guard holds a sign with a QR code for visitors to scan and download a new official anti-fraud app at the entrance of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on April 12, 2021. Photo: Yujie Xue
A security guard holds a sign with a QR code for visitors to scan and download a new official anti-fraud app at the entrance of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on April 12, 2021. Photo: Yujie Xue
Apps

Anti-fraud app from Chinese police sees soaring downloads amid complaints of forced installs

  • The app was launched in March by the Ministry of Public Security and the national computer emergency response team
  • Users also express concerns about the amount of personal data collected by the app, including real names and national ID numbers

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A security guard holds a sign with a QR code for visitors to scan and download a new official anti-fraud app at the entrance of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on April 12, 2021. Photo: Yujie Xue A security guard holds a sign with a QR code for visitors to scan and download a new official anti-fraud app at the entrance of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on April 12, 2021. Photo: Yujie Xue
A security guard holds a sign with a QR code for visitors to scan and download a new official anti-fraud app at the entrance of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on April 12, 2021. Photo: Yujie Xue
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