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Canada bans Chinese app WeChat from government devices

Canada bans Chinese app WeChat from government devices

International, Science & Technology
Canada has announced it will ban WeChat on government devices. The Chinese-owned app is sometimes referred to as the "everything app" - like WhatsApp, Facebook, Amazon and Tinder all in one. However Western governments have security concerns about it, mainly that the app could be used to spy on users. The BBC has reached out to Tencent, the company that owns WeChat, for comment but has not yet received a response.ADVERTISEMENT WeChat is one of the most used apps in the world. It is ubiquitous in China and also popular in Southeast Asia and within Chinese diaspora communities. Canada's ban is effective immediately. Still, there is no evidence that government information has been compromised through WeChat, the president of Canada's Treasury Board, Anita Anand, said in a s...

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