SiliconANGLE: The WeChat app is anything but private

What if we had an app on our phones that combined the functions of Facebook Messenger, Venmo payments, MyPatientChart health records and WhatsApp for making voice calls, and also allowed us to download all sorts of mobile apps and games like Apple Inc.’s App Store?

Furthermore, what if such an app had absolutely no privacy controls, so the federal government could monitor, censor and track users, conversations and all activities?

Well, such an app exists. It’s called WeChat and it has 1.2 billion monthly active users. But it is a threat to our privacy, and I explain why in this post for SiliconANGLE.


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