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JD.com Denies Rumor that Smart Home App Leaks User Information

Sina Tech, 8/13/17

Chinese B2C e-commerce platform JD.com (Nasdaq: JD) has denied recent media reports that its smart home app JD Welink leaks user information. The reports said that Welink poses a threat to a user's network security by uploading the user's Wi-Fi information and storing it in the cloud.

JD Welink said that the app uploads Wi-Fi information via HTTPS security protocols for smart devices released before the second half of 2016, and only if the devices require data to be uploaded. JD.com said that it does not store this data in the cloud. For devices released in the second half of 2016 or later, no data uploading occurs. JD.com reaffirmed that, regardless of whether the device is new or old, interacting with it via JD Welink will not cause any leak in user information.

Keywords: JD Welink wireless JD.com JD mobile application smart terminal smart appliance

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