The Meitu selfie app unlocks your anime beauty and personal data - Engadget

There's a price for the beauty that comes from the Chinese selfie app that's been flooding Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with glowing (with a twist of anime) renditions of your friends: It's data. The free Meitu app for iOS and Android asks for (and ...and more »

Here's why we're not downloading Meitu, the red-hot anime photo app (update) - CNET

Meitu is a viral sensation. Who wouldn't want to instantly give themselves or their favorite politicians and celebs a Japanese-anime inspired makeover, and share the hilarious results with the world? That's why the face-recognizing photo app is ...and more »

Should You Be Worried About Meitu App Security And Privacy Fears? - Lifehacker Australia

Just as Meitu, the insanely popular mobile app that 'anime-fies' your face, has gone viral in the Western world, so has security and privacy concerns over the amount of data it collects on its users. Some security researchers have noted that, for a ...and more »

Meitu, a Viral Anime Makeover App, Has Major Privacy Red Flags - WIRED

Meitu is a popular app that transforms your selfie into an adorable anime character. You've probably already downloaded it. In exchange for the simple pleasure of giving you an absurd makeover, though, it demands sprawling access to your personal data ...and more »

Meitu's selfie app is sharing your phone's location and data with China -

Meitu lets you transform your selfies into an anime character, but beneath the layers of artificial makeup is a potential privacy nightmare. Meitu launched MeituPic in 2013 and it soared to the top of the Chinese app charts. The app re-branded as Meitu ...and more »

Meitu: App that makes people 'beautiful' also seems to be collecting huge amounts of data about people who use it - The Independent

The hugely popular Meitu beauty app also seems to be doing something very, very ugly. The Chinese app has been around for years but rocketed in popularity in America and elsewhere this week after people started sharing photos of themselves taken with ...and more »

The cost of hot selfie app Meitu? A healthy dose of your personal info - TechCrunch

You've probably seen a Meitu selfie in your Instagram or Facebook feed in the past 24 hours. The app smooths skin, slims down faces, and even applies a layer of virtual blush and lipgloss, adding a beautifying effect to your photos. And although the ...and more »

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A Chinese photo app worth $4.5 billion is trending in the US — here's what it does - Business Insider

A popular Chinese photo-editing app has burst into popularity in the West, covering social feeds in airbrushed photos with huge, sparkling eyes. Although Meitu has been around since 2008, it has become an overnight success and was trending in Apple's ...and more »

Beware the Meitu photo filter app – it just stole your phone's ID [UPDATE] - SlashGear

It's time to uninstall Meitu, the photo app masses of users downloaded over the past week to make their selfies look wacky. This app was found today to be sending IMEI numbers to several China-based digital locations. That alone isn't enough to do a ...and more »