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Be careful with the application to see fortune telling ‘walk’ on New Year’s Day 2021


18/01/2021 14:44 GMT + 7

An application called Memory on Facebook has many hidden risks of personal information insecurity.

The closer to the 2021 Lunar New Year, the more Vietnamese people enjoy online fortune-telling games. Not long after ICTnews reflected on quiz collecting personal information, another application emerged that attracted many Vietnamese Facebook users to use recently. The application, called Memory, was produced by an unknown developer, and located a domain name server in the US.

By using this app, the user also agrees to a privacy policy agreement, in which all user’s information is public (except email and password) and can be provided to third parties. three information about the rate of users, the rate of searching for keywords …

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It is worth mentioning that this policy agreement does not provide basic information such as the address, the name of the application developer, not to mention that all information is provided in Chinese only.

In addition to fortune telling, this application also has other ‘walking’ multiple-choice questions such as how many children do you have, what will your life be like when you retire … Hundreds of questions are also the way In order for this application to collect information about the user, it may serve audience-oriented advertising purposes.

Be careful with the application to see fortune telling 'stroll' on New Year's Day 2021
The agreement to use this app is all in Chinese while the developer identity is very vague

If you have missed the trial and do not want to be collected more personal information, users can go to Instant Games in the Settings (Settings) to remove these apps.

It is known that Memory currently supports about 26 different languages, including Vietnamese and has 16 million players on Facebook.

Phuong Nguyen

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