WORDMATTERS

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWOCENTS -

“The mini app will give you ran­dom test re­sults. The true aim is to steal your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, so stop us­ing it.” So said a Shoudu Wangjing (Bei­jing cap­i­tal In­ter­net po­lice) of­fi­cer on the body’s of­fi­cial Sina Weibo ac­count re­cently. The of­fi­cer was warn­ing In­ter­net users against us­ing a newly pop­u­lar mini app on WeChat. The mini app claims to be able to tell users the age of their left and right brain via sev­eral test ques­tions, but some peo­ple have found that us­ing the same an­swers can get dif­fer­ent re­sults from the mini app. Ac­cord­ing to the In­ter­net po­lice, the mini app steals users’ per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing their QQ num­ber, mo­bile phone num­ber, name and birth­day. WeChat has banned the mini app. (Source: Bei­jing Morn­ing Post)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Luo Xuan/GT

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