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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 »

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 »

Meet Meitu, the Chinese photo-editing app now taking the world by storm - Digital Trends

Who says a little nip and tuck needs to be painful? Thanks to technology, you'll never have to go under the knife to get the effects of plastic surgery. Meet Meitu, the Chinese app taking the world by storm with its instant beautifying effects that ...and more »

This Popular Anime Selfies App Is 'Crapware' That Collects Private Data - Motherboard

Meitu says it's using the data to improve performance, but security experts have raised some red flags. SHARE · TWEET · Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Jan 20 2017, 9:50am. Image: Sebastian Schack and Rafia T/Flickr. Over the last few days, a shit-ton ...and more »

Meitu app is all the rage, but privacy concerns abound - Naked Security

There's been a lot of hype recently over Meitu, a photo app that has been around in China since 2008. It seems the rest of the world is just now discovering it, and souped-up selfies are popping up across Facebook and other social media sites. Even ...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 has a tracking problem, not a spying problem - The Verge

Is the hot new camera app hiding something? That was the question bubbling up this week, as a Chinese photo-editing app called Meitu began to catch on with stateside users. It was a natural hit, trading in gauzy filters as recognizable as they are ...and more »

Meitu denies selling collected user data, blames China - CNET

Going viral can be a blessing for some apps, but it led anime-makeover app Meitu to more scrutiny than it may have wanted. Before long, security researchers were taking it to task for dodgy-looking data collecting code. Upon download, the app asks for ...and more »

What is Meitu and should you think twice before downloading it? - Recode

The Chinese photo filter app has taken the U.S. by storm, but security experts say it's a privacy nightmare. By Ina Fried and Kurt Wagner Jan 19, 2017, 9:13pm EST. tweet · share · Linkedin. Meitu. If you hadn't heard of Meitu before this week, you aren ...and more »

Megaviral Meitu “beauty” app's data grab is anything but skin-deep - Ars Technica

A Chinese app which allegedly makes selfies look more attractive—or more like an anime character, at any rate—has a dark secret: it demands permissions for far more personal data than it needs, including users' IMEIs, phone numbers, and GPS ...and more »