The Chinese social media platform WeChat blocked a message by Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison
US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction that blocked the department's order
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Tencent is best known for its WeChat messaging app and a suite of popular games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).
BEIJING: Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, China’s most popular messenger app, on Tuesday denied storing users’ chat histories, after a top businessman was quoted in media reports as saying he believed Tencent was monitoring everyone’s account. “WeChat does not store any users’ chat history. That is only stored in users’ mobiles, computers and other terminals,” WeChat said in a post on the social media platform. “WeChat will not use any content from user chats for big data analysis. Because of WeChat’s technical model that…