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Chinese weather app sucks up users' data without warning

A weather forecast application, com.tct.weather, one of the most popular apps in the Google Play store, has been surreptitiously collecting large amounts of personal data from its users, according to research done by Upstream Systems, a London-based security firm. The app, created by Chinese firm TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd., collected smartphone users’ geographic locations, email addresses and unique 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identity numbers on TCL servers in China.

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