大众点评:侵权小红书内容已全部下线– Sina Tech

What happened: Dianping apologized on Monday after Alibaba-backed lifestyle platform Xiaohongshu accused the company of stealing some one million posts of content from the latter. The posts shared on Xiaohongshu were synced to Dianping without users’ permission.  The platform removed the content and has come up with technical tools to stop plagiarism.

Why it’s important: Chinese netizens are increasingly concerned about their privacy being breached by internet giants. Several widely-discussed data sharing gaffes involve big titles like Tencent, Tencent and Alipay. Baidu CEO Robin Li said this March that Chinese consumers are willing to trade privacy for convenience and efficiency. The mindset, which may be shared by lots of tech giants, enraged Chinese users. Increasing data security consciousness among netizens force tech companies to trade the problem more seriously.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.