Experts claim that a popular Chinese app has the capability to spy on its users

Pinduoduo, one of China’s most popular e-commerce platforms with over 750 million users a month, has been found to have malware in its app, according to several cybersecurity researchers. The malware, which exploits vulnerabilities in Android operating systems, can monitor users’ activities on other apps, access notifications, read private messages and change settings. Experts have warned that Pinduoduo has violated privacy and data security at an unprecedented level, and that it is highly unusual for a mainstream app to escalate privileges to access information that it shouldn’t be accessing. The parent company of Pinduoduo, Nasdaq-listed PDD, has not responded to requests for comment.