Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Should Feds Be Afraid of a Popular Chinese Chat App? (Nextgov)
The company denies the chat app is effectively a surveillance arm of the Chinese government. But the globalization of the app is causing particular alarm about intellectual property theft and U.S. national security. "The use of WeChat by Americans to communicate information that might be of interest to the Chinese government, including but not limited to military and trade secrets, is potentially problematic," said Eva Galperin, an expert on malware and Chinese platforms at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Read more: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/should-feds-be-afraid-popular-chinese-chat-app/95696/