Wechat annual data monitoring chat? Tencent: data has been desensitized and chat is not read

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 Wechat annual data monitoring chat? Tencent: data has been desensitized and chat is not read


Some netizens questioned

On Jan. 9, in the open class of Wechat in 2019, Wechat released the annual data report of Wechat in 2018, which shows us some of the truth of the big data of micro-credit users in the past year. Among them, some netizens questioned Wechat statistics whether this part of the data was suspected of monitoring chat. In response, Tencent responded to the Beijing News that all the data reported by Wechat annual data had been anonymously and desensitized, and did not involve the privacy content of specific users.

According to the report, in 2018, the number of Wechat messages sent per day was 45 billion, an 18% increase over the previous year; the number of audio and video calls reached 410 million, an increase of 100% over the previous year. In the areas of travel, retail, catering and public services, the number of monthly payments in 2018 has increased considerably compared with the previous year.

According to the content of the report, Weixin summarized the user portraits of the post-00s, post-90s, post-80s, Post-70s and over-55s. Among them, the number of people who paid for cold drinks and desserts every month in post-00s 2018 increased by 230% compared with the previous year, and they were sweet and cold ice-sugar teenagers, half of whom were cold drinks and half of desserts; the post-90s got up the latest and traveled most frequently by public transportation; To be used for work, reading content always pays attention to national events; after 70 years of leisure, people like to brush their circles of friends, usually go to bed around 23:00; people over 55 years old go to bed early and get up early, and after dinner, they are accustomed to video calls with their children.

It is worth noting that Weixin also published five groups of peoples favorite small expressions, of which the most favorite expression after 00 is to cover their faces and cry, the most favorite expression after 90 is to laugh cry, the most favorite after 80 is to grin, the most favorite after 70 is to cover their mouths and laugh, and the most favorite expression among people over 55 is to praise.

In response, some netizens responded, Wechat does not read the chat content, how to count the use of facial expressions portraits? and some netizens thought that private monitoring of other peoples sleep is a violation of privacy??

At the same time, some Weibo netizens said, why does Weixin know that users over 55 are accustomed to chatting with their children after dinner? Not all parents will set their childrens Weixin names as sons or daughters, how does Weixin know the relationship between parents and children?

Tencent: Data has been anonymously and desensitized and will not read user chat records

In response to the above problems, Tencent responded to the Beijing News on January 9, 2019, saying that respecting and protecting usersprivacy is the principle that Wechat has always adhered to. Strict compliance with relevant laws and regulations, Wechat annual data report of all data has been anonymous and desensitization processing, does not involve specific usersprivacy content. Wechat will not read or retain any chat records of users. Chat content is only stored on usersmobile phones, computers and other terminal devices.

On August 15, 2017, Tencent Vice President Ding Ke made it clear to Beijing News that Wechats value orientation never involved users chatting with each other, and made it clear that Wechat would not read and analyze chat records.

Tencent uses SSL encryption technology in user chat. This technology is universal. Although any company using this technology can view information from the technical level, it will not do it. People close to Tencent told the Beijing News.

Expert: Only technically able to view content and protect privacy is the bottom line that service providers must keep.

According to the Guidelines for the Protection of the Privacy of Wechat by Beijing News, its column Information Security indicates that we will use various security measures to ensure the security of information at the level of security. For example, we will use encryption technology (for example, SSL), anonymous processing and other means to protect your personal information.

SSL technology refers to Secure Socket Layer, a postdoctoral student of Internet related specialty at Nanyang University of Technology, Zhu Cong (a pseudonym) explained that in the case of SSL encryption, information between users and users is transmitted through the server background. When information is transmitted between users and servers, users and servers will negotiate a key for encrypting data, because the key is stored. In addition, SSL ensures that no eavesdropping or tampering occurs in data transmission, but the message exists on the server in an unencrypted form. The server can view and modify the content of the message, and even conduct some content review. From a purely technical point of view, as a service provider, Wechat does have the ability to view chat information, but the protection of user privacy is the bottom line Tencent must keep. In order to strictly abide by credibility and protect user privacy, service providers still can not see it. Zhu Cong said. Source of this article: Author of New Beijing News: Responsible Editor of Luo Yidan: Ji Guojie_NBJ11143

SSL technology refers to Secure Socket Layer, a postdoctoral student of Internet related specialty at Nanyang University of Technology, Zhu Cong (a pseudonym) explained that in the case of SSL encryption, information between users and users is transmitted through the server background. When information is transmitted between users and servers, users and servers will negotiate a key for encrypting data, because the key is stored. In addition, SSL ensures that no eavesdropping or tampering occurs in data transmission, but the message exists on the server in an unencrypted form. The server can view and modify the content of the message, and even conduct some content review.

From a purely technical point of view, as a service provider, Wechat does have the ability to view chat information, but the protection of user privacy is the bottom line Tencent must keep. In order to strictly abide by credibility and protect user privacy, service providers still can not see it. Zhu Cong said.