Chinese Face-changing APP "ZAO" has been stopped from accessing WeChat sharing links because of security risks

ByJoe Horner 2019-09-02 705

A AI face-changing app called "ZAO" quickly became popular, but was immediately questioned on suspicion of excessive collection of personal information. Currently, the APP WeChat sharing link has been blocked.

Chinese Face-changing APP ZAO ​ 


It is understood that when using ZAO APP, users only need a positive face photo to replace the characters in the video with their own faces to satisfy their "star addiction." Because of the popularity of the feature, on the evening of Aug. 30, ZAO official aides posted on Weibo: "the server, which costs 7 million this month, has already consumed 1 to 3 tonight." If we continue to be hot tomorrow, we can only impose stricter restrictions. " In the early hours of Aug. 31, Weibo, an official assistant to ZAO, added that the APP server was still fully loaded.


However, after experiencing "overnight popularity", ZAO was quickly referred to as "inequality clauses" by netizens. It is reported that the user agreement of the APP shows that before you upload and / or publish user content, You agree or ensure that the actual right holder agrees to grant "ZAO" and its affiliated companies and "ZAO" users the right to be completely free, irrevocable, permanent, sublicensable and sublicensable worldwide. As a result, it has aroused netizens' concern about privacy security.


At present, after the continuous fermentation of online speech, the APP has made adjustments to the user agreement, and given the relevant tips. The tip shows that the user can withdraw or delete the above content in accordance with the "ZAO" platform rules, and after the user withdraws or removes the relevant content, "ZAO" will be deleted on the server in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.


In addition, there are reports that the APP will threaten the "face-scanning" payment security. In this regard, Alipay official micro response, please rest assured, no matter how realistic all kinds of face-changing software, can not break through face-brushing payment. Even if there is a minimal probability that the account is falsely used, the loss of funds will be paid in full through the insurance company.


ZAO also responded on Weibo: "We fully understand people's concerns about privacy issues. All your questions have been received. We will change things that are not well considered. It will take some time." At present, ZAO has stopped visiting WeChat sharing links because of security risks on the web page.


This time, a series of problems exposed by ZAO software reflect that the operating enterprises do not pay enough attention to the user information security, and even have the suspicion of using the user agreement as the "dump pot" voucher of the platform. In this way, if the information disclosure event occurs, it is likely to cause inestimable losses to users, but the second platform can be exempted from responsibility.


Therefore, in order to cure the problem of information leakage, in addition to the supervision departments should constantly strengthen the supervision, but also need the Internet enterprises to assume the corresponding responsibility, establish a perfect information protection mechanism, and use technical means to prevent the problem of information leakage.

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