JD finance apologies for “stealing” users’ screenshots
JD finance was testified to store users’ screenshot of other apps without authorization, which is suspected of invading individual privacy and furthermore sparked outrage among netizens last weekend. JD’s customer services department released an apology for making such a “rudimentary mistake” and for damaging users’ trust. The controversial hidden function was later removed. The awareness of personal data protection in China has been surfacing this year, not long after Facebook’s data misuse scandal. Domestic users have started safe guarding against not only notorious local social media platforms, but also apps with foreign capital infusion.