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Popular Selfie App Sending User Data to China, Researchers Say - The Intercept

Meitu, a Chinese selfie editing app, has amassed billions in downloads since launching in 2008; it's been trendy in Asia for several years, and just recently began gaining popularity in the United States. The anime-style photo-editing tool, which is ...and more »

How to use Meitu — the Chinese selfie-enhancing app that the Internet is obsessed with - Business Insider

A mobile app that makes everyone look like an anime character has taken over China, and now it's starting to creep its way into the United States. Meitu lets you edit and enhance your selfies with various tools, including a filter that makes your eyes ...and more »

Chinese photo-editing app Meitu clicks in West -

A female user posts her photos made by Meitu on social media.[Photo:]. Meitu, a Chinese photo-editing app, has suddenly become popular in the West with its feature of turning headshots into cartoons. The app is free and available for ...and more »

How To Use Meitu, The Photo Editing App The Internet Can't Get Enough Of - Bustle

Admit it: You've totally wanted to look like Éowyn from Lord of the Rings and/or have peach blossoms floating down your hair at least once in your life. Well, with the new genius selfie-editing app called Meitu, now you can. And if you're wondering ...and more »

Meitu selfie app accused of RACISM over claims it lets users apply 'yellowface' to their pictures - The Sun

A HUGELY popular app has been branded 'racist' because it appears to lighten users' skin to make them "more beautiful". Meitu transforms selfies into Anime characters using a "prettifying" filter. 1. Meitu, which means “beautiful picture” in Chinese ...and more »

Viral selfie app under fire for sneaky data collection - CNNMoney

You've probably seen them everywhere on social media: Selfies of your friends turned into cartoonish portraits. Chinese app Meitu -- which has gained popularity in the U.S. within the past two weeks -- adds colorful, caricature-like features, such as ...and more »

Viral anime selfie app Meitu raises privacy red flags and is believed to send user data to China - International Business Times UK

Meitu, a Chinese app, lately gaining popularity in the US, is believed to come with phone cloning abilities. India Ashok. By India Ashok. Updated January 25, 2017 12:12 GMT. Meitu app Meitu contains a code, which reportedly instructs users' phones to ...and more »

Five Free Photo Apps to Give Your Selfies a Makeover - NDTV

Want to do something different with your pictures? Bored of the same old look and want to make your photos really stand out? Well, you could learn better photography, but if you aren't interested in making so much effort, apps that apply filters to ...and more »

Meitu — What you need to know about privacy and the filtering app - Android Central

[record scratch] [freeze frame] [shot of Phil in Meitu app]. Yep, that's me. You're probably wondering how I ended up here ... Every now and then we get hit with an app that seems to just take over. The latest — and god help me, I'm about to talk ...and more »

Meitu's Privacy "Problem" Is Just Another Case Of Users Not Understanding The Apps They Install - Vulcan Post (press release)

Another year, another Chinese app makes the news for anti-privacy – this time it's Meitu. Meitu is the selfie image editing app taking the world by storm, turning anyone into something out of a comic book. First made popular in China and Taiwan, it ...and more »