Hey Star, I recently read that the Meitu app sends an awful scary amount of data to Chinese servers, including your phone's IMEI number. Thought you should know since I saw you post those Meitu pics a few days ago.
“According to Meitu, the Android app only requests data access “similar to those [what] users will find with the most popular photo editing apps.” As for its iOS version, Slash Gear reports it asks for permissions that are “within the Apple developer guidelines and terms.”
The company says it uses the collected information for the optimization of the app’s performance, and clearer understanding of how customers engage with its ads.Meitu further explained that the app was originally coded for China which has a government-controlled firewall. Thus, there’s a need for some of the analytics.
The company, however, vowed they aren’t selling the data the Meitu app collects.The Chinese selfie app has been popular in Asia for years. But it only became available in the UK this January, turning into an overnight hit. At the end of 2016, the company behind Meitu recorded more than 450 million monthly users.”
So the company has been around forever and the most heinous thing they can do with the data is to sell it so they can send me more advertisements. That doesn’t really bug me personally, but I can understand how it could creep people out.