Hi Guys,

I am not sure if you know but starting today the US is planning to ban the download TikTok and We Chat. In a nutshell the US government has been back and forth about banning the two Chinese owned applications based on national security concerns. They are concerned that TikTok videos and WeChat messages are being collected and recorded on behalf of the Chinese Government and that this represents a threat.

It all sounds very extreme but have a read of this recent Citizen Lab report about We Chat and how they use your information – “We Chat, They Watch “. The facts are that the Chinese Government could be recording everything if they wanted to. They would have the technical means and could do it no problem.

Regardless of whether they are banned or not the reality for every one of us is that our messages and postings are potentially being listened to anyway regardless of whether they pass through China, the US or the UK etc. Social media giants are profiling us based on what we do and say online, the friends we keep, our likes and dislikes etc. People are now being arrested because of what they are saying online.

Please be careful about what you put out on the Internet from now on.

Think twice about every post, every message, every video upload. You are feeding a massive intelligence machine that on the one hand can present you with amazingly accurate advertisements (how did they know I wanted to buy a blue bike) but on the other hand, well who knows?

Please let us know if you need help with anything.


Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care.