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Some problems with the web client have been reported. [94] Especially in the use of English, some users have learned by entering messages and even after sending the message autocorrect, autocomplete, self-capitalized and deleted automatically. For example, „going to“ was automatically corrected to „go,“ E`s were automatically deleted in „need,“ „wechat“ was automatically activated in „Wechat,“ but not „WeChat,“ and after sending the message, „don`t“ was automatically corrected to „not.“ However, the words automatically corrected after the message was sent were displayed in the phone app because the user had originally entered them („not“ appears in the phone app, while „not“ was visible on the web client). Users could translate a foreign language during a conversation and words were published at times. [95] What you`ll soon discover in WeChat is that you`ll be included in many large groups that are often very useful, but can be very active and that you can leave with hundreds of notifications if you leave your phone for 10 minutes! Therefore, it is sometimes useful to disable notifications for certain groups or chats. Finally, the new update means you can choose WHO and can`t see your moments. That`s enough! The Chinese government has updated its security regulations in 2019, which is widely seen as a breakthrough for applications such as WeChat, to meet data protection and security standards, said Richard Zhou, senior account manager for R/GA in Shanghai. Name: Tencent Korea Yuhan HoesaAddress: 152, Taeheran-ro, Gangnam-gu (Gangnam Finance Center, Yeoksam-dong), Seoul, Korea Phone number: `82-2185-0902E-mail: dataprotection@wechat.com In previous work, there was no evidence that these censorship functions concerned users with accounts not registered in Chinese phone numbers. These users could send and receive messages that users could not send and receive with accounts registered in China. In this report, we show: That documents and images shared by non-registered accounts in China are subject to content monitoring and are used to build the database used by WeChat to censor accounts registered in China.5 By participating in the analysis of weChat agreements on data protection and policy documents, we find that the company does not provide a clear reference or explanation of content tracking functions and therefore cannot determine whether and why content monitoring has been applied without conducting its own technical experiments. As a result, non-Chinese users who send sensitive content via WeChat may unknowingly contribute to political censorship in China.

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