back to article Of course we don't spy on our users, giggles China's WeChat

The owners of Chinese social media app WeChat have denied they are monitoring the service or keeping chat logs for government surveillance – despite evidence to the contrary. WeChat was accused of the obvious thing by prominent Chinese businessman Li Shufu, owner of car manufacturing multinational Geely Holdings. Geely owns …

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  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's only a matter of time before we pass a law demanding that antisemitic dogs are kept on their lead at all times. After that they'll go after the Klu Klux Cats.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Its the public posts the are supposed to censor

    "The BBC reported that Tencent was fined in September for not censoring users' posts robustly enough."

    This relates to 'moments' the facebook posting element of wechat.

    I don't think that fine relates to chats, which as far as I can tell are stored locally, not on their clouds.

    The UK is pretty much demanding the same thing from facebook etc... censor the terrorists! who knows what it'll be next... The activists... The scientists that dissagree with the governments own...

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Its the public posts the are supposed to censor

      The UK is pretty much demanding the same thing from facebook etc... censor the terrorists! who knows what it'll be next...

      It's not just the UK. It might be easier to name the countries that DON'T suck up all the data, chats, etc. or demand that the companies "store it for future reference".

  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    AIMagic Magicians Deliver Best Wishes with AI and IT Secret Services in Command with Controls

    The expanding problem for the likes of a WeChat, with existing systems of sensitive message control, is whenever completely new and surreal intelligence channels, freely share completely novel information for point of entry peer review, with a view/mind to engage All with ESPecial Peers of the Realm.

    Is it easy to ignore and not further navigate/investigate/suggestively lead direction with any shared opinion on such a fabulous delicacy, El Regers?

    Wakey, Wakey, ....... Let's Hear and Share Your Voice, so All can See what Can Be, with that which is recognised as IS, and a Present with Bases Ground ZeroD, the Heavenly Playing Field for Augmented Virtual Reality Transformation with Immortal Transubstantiations Aiding and Abetting Celestial Progress.

    That's Headline News, El Reg ......... and not for anyone to sit on, or to have sat on, whenever such information explodes.

  5. DNTP
    Meh

    Fortunately here in America...

    ...we don't have the kinds of leaders who would enact laws and abuse the entire national surveillance framework just to identify individuals who post on social media exercising their American rights to criticize, parody, and protest those leaders.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/14/feds_demand_data_on_every_visitor_to_antitrump_website/

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Unfortunately here in America... is IT a Blood, Sweat and Tears Abortion of an Operation?

      What about the kind of leaders in remote anonymous touch with greater intelligence services in national surveillance frameworks identifying renegade rogue individuals abusing posting on social media exercising America with inalienable rights that criticize, parody, and protest lesser intelligence in all and any leaderships?

      Are they APTly ACTive and Successfully Rooting Future Events for Uncle Sam Systems Enterprise?

      Or do they do AI Battle against both Fickle Friend and Fiendish Foe alike, and thus Lose Time and Effort and Assets to their Enemy and Squander All Earned Credibility that would Reinforce and Guarantee Future AI Lead Positions?

    2. Florida1920

      Re: Fortunately here in America...

      Fortunately here in America...

      ...we don't have the kinds of leaders who would enact laws and abuse the entire national surveillance framework just to identify individuals who post on social media exercising their American rights to criticize, parody, and protest those leaders.

      When the country elects a president who expresses every paranoid delusion thought that comes into his infantile huge brain on Twitter, how can the country expect the government to respect citizens' privacy?

  6. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Joke

    W̶e̶C̶h̶a̶t̶

    YuChatHuListen

  7. PhilipN Silver badge

    Major company works closely with Government for business protection and other advantages

    I was talking about Halliburton. Who did you think I meant?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Citizens

    Please speak into the flower vase...

  9. Frank Bitterlich
    Coat

    In communist China...

    ... social media follows you.

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