Meitu – Anime Makeover Application Invading Your Privacy?

Meitu Technology developed Meitu,a photo editing application that is number one in China, in this category. This application has reached iTunes top ten applications list. This free application allows you to edit your smart phone photos with filters, frames, effects and other tools.

This application is available for download on both Google Play Store and Apple Store. Meitu for Android requires Android 4 or newer. Meitu for Apple devices requires iOS 8 or newer and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

According to permissions stipulated on Meitu Google Play store, this application needs access to following data on your Android device:


* Retrieves running applications
* Approximate network location
* Reads phone status & identity
* Reads contents of USB storage
* Modify or delete contents of USB storage
* Take pictures & videos
* Wi-Fi connection information
* View Wi-Fi connection
* Reads phone status & identity
* Receive data from Internet
* View network connection information
* Can change system display settings
* Has full network access
* Can change your audio settings
* Runs at startup
* Can reorder running applications
* Can control vibration
* Can prevent device from sleep mode
* Google Play license check

This Meitu’s Apple application store does not stipulate any information about privacy or permissions required. This application recently started becoming popular in the United States.