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Is WeChat really storing user's data?


WeChat, China’s most popular messenger app, on Tuesday denied storing users chat histories, when a prime businessman was quoted in media reports as saying he believed Tencent was watching everyone’s account.
“WeChat doesn't store any users’ chat history. “WeChat won't use any content from user chats for big data analysis. because of WeChat’s technical model that doesn't store or analyse user chats, the rumour that ‘we are looking your WeChat everyday’ is pure misunderstanding.”

Li Shufu, chairman of Geely Holdings, owner of the Volvo automobile brand, was quoted in Chinese media on Monday as saying Tencent Chairman Ma Huateng ‘must be looking all our WeChats each day’.
Like all Chinese social media platforms, WeChat is needed to censor public posts deemed ‘illegal’ by the political party. WeChat’s privacy policy says it may need to retain and disclose users’ data ‘in response to a request by a government authority, enforcement agency or similar body’.

WeChat didn't at once respond to a request for further comment. according to a report by Amnesty International, Tencent ranked at the bottom of eleven tech corporations running the world’s most well liked messenger apps for how they use encoding to protect user privacy.
China’s cyber watchdog in september declared a replacement rule making chat cluster administrators and corporations accountable for breaches of content rules. 

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