Famous video apps with 157M+ installations operating as Chinese spyware

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tetmo
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Famous video apps with 157M+ installations operating as Chinese spyware

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All apps have been developed by a Chinese company.

Recently, researchers at VPNpro have discovered that a famous app named VivaVideo available on both Android and iOS with over 100 million installations is operating as spyware.

Developed by a Chinese company named QuVideo Inc; there are 4 other apps developed by the same company and engaged in such malicious actions, according to researchers. The other ones happen to be the following:

SlidePlus – A photo slideshow maker with over 1 million installations
VivaCut – A video editor
Tempo – A music video maker
VidStatus – Advertised as a Whatsapp video status tool; the app has over 50 million installations on Google Play.

See https://www.hackread.com/video-apps-wit ... s-spyware/ for more info.

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Re: Famous video apps with 157M+ installations operating as Chinese spyware

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I'd also add TikTok here. It's terrifying how much they spy on us and I'm not only talking about the Chinese... What about the US? They know more about us than we do :lol:

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