Meitu Goes Viral Despite Security Concerns


Meitu, a beautifying photo app from a Chinese company called Meitu, has gone viral. It’s everywhere right now, and you may even have downloaded it yourself. However, Meitu asks for a lot of app permissions, and is collecting masses of data on its users. Which is worrying. Occasionally, an app explodes in popularity, lurching from relative obscurity to worldwide acclaim. Think Flappy Bird, Prisma, and even Snapchat back in the day. The latest app to enjoy this fortunate fate is Meitu, which turns your selfies into “beautiful” anime characters. The Problem With Meitu The problem with Meitu is it’s collecting…

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