Chinese-Developed Apps Seek Too Much Personal Information, New Survey Finds

Chinese-Developed Apps Seek Too Much Personal Information, New Survey Finds


A new study conducted by Arrka Consulting revealed that a number of popular apps coming from China are seeking excessive amounts of information from its users.

The Pune-based firm said that they have studied the privacy controls of the top 10 Chinese apps, including Helo, Shareit, TikTok, UC Browser, Vigo Video, Beauty Plus ClubFactory Everything, News-Dog, UC News and VMate, asked for 45% more permissions compared to the top 50 global apps.  

Arrka also found that on the average, the apps transfer data to around seven outside locations, with 69% of the data being transferred to the US. TikTok sends data to China Telecom; Vigo Video to Tencent; BeautyPlus to Meitu; and QQ and UC Browser to Alibaba.
Source: Economic Times India

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