CITP researcher Mona Wang finds that WeChat exposes users to privacy violations
In Should We Chat? Privacy in the WeChat Ecosystem, a report published by The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, CITP graduate student Mona Wang, found that users of the popular messaging and social media platform WeChat are vulnerable to privacy violations when they use so-called “Mini Programs” — applications that can be downloaded and launched within WeChat.
The report is the first in a two-part series on a privacy and security analysis of the WeChat ecosystem. The second part is scheduled to run in August 2023.