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Security is something you should never take for granted. You may be exposing yourself to hackers and scammers without even realizing it. (Here are 10 things you do daily that put you in danger).


Most of their developers say their foreign governments don’t have access to the data, but there’s nothing to keep them from lying.

Delete these apps now

Here’s a (certainly not exhaustive) list of apps with ties to the Chinese government, along with their parent companies:

  • TikTok — Bytedance
  • Lemon8 — Bytedance
  • CapCut — Bytedance
  • Pinduoduo — PDD Holdings
  • Temu — PDD Holdings
  • CamScanner — Intsig Information
  • Shein — Roadget Business 
  • TurboVPN — Innovative Connecting
  • WeChat — Tencent
  • UC Browser — Alibaba Group
  • SHAREit — SHAREit Technologies

Play it safe: Avoid these apps altogether. It’s never too late to get rid of them. And while you’re at it, pass this information along to your friends and family.

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