Tag: WeChat

TikTok owner Bytedance unveils Snapchat clone Duoshan

On the heels of teen-focused social app TikTok’s skyrocketing popularity, parent company Bytedance today announced Duoshan, a standalone video-messaging app that borrows a page from Snapchat’s playbook. Duoshan, which is Chinese for “flashes,” allows users to record and send each other short videos that disappear after 72 hours. The company says it will initially focus on […]

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China’s WeChat Is Now Introducing Its Own ‘Stories’ Feature

Snapchat was the first to introduce Stories, a feature that allowed users to share posts like photos that would then disappear after a set period of time. Facebook then decided to “borrow” the feature and apply it across its various services like Facebook itself, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. It is an incredibly popular feature which […]

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Apple apologizes for phishing scam account hack in China

Following reports from Chinese mobile payment companies Alipay and WeChat that some of their Apple device-using customers had lost money, Apple today apologized and confirmed that stolen Apple IDs were the subject of a hack. “We are deeply apologetic about the inconvenience caused to our customers by these phishing scams,” Apple said in a statement […]

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Stolen Apple IDs Led to Customers in China Having Money Stolen From Connected WeChat Pay and AliPay Accounts

A major breach has been discovered in China related to Apple IDs, along with WeChat and AliPay accounts linked to those Apple IDs. As was initially reported this week from The Wall Street Journal, it was recently discovered that thieves were able to get their hands on customer Apple IDs, which are linked to WeChat […]

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