Srsly Risky Biz: WeChat's Privacy Policy Is Useless

PLUS: Wading through the CSAM scanning quagmire...
13 Jul 2023 » Risky Business News

In this podcast Patrick Gray and Tom Uren talk about Citizen Lab’s analysis of WeChat’s behaviour and its privacy policy. That report misses the point: WeChat is an integral part of the PRC’s architecture of censorship and repression, and the Chinese government isn’t constrained by WeChat’s privacy policy.

They also discuss a new report that proposes a human-centred framework for assessing client-side Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) detection technologies. It’s a step forward because it makes clearer the tradeoffs that are being made when these technologies are suggested.