Chinese worry about privacy risks of live streaming

China Plus Published: 2017-11-09 16:33:16
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Live streaming video online has become increasingly popular in China, however, some people worry that it may lead to problems including privacy leaks.

According to a survey conducted by China Youth Daily, 78.4 percent of the 2,001 people interviewed worried about the risk of privacy leaks when they were involved in live streams.

According to the survey, over 40 percent of those interviewed have appeared in other people's live streams.

However, some people said they would be happy to be invited to join live streams.

"I will join in a live stream if someone invites me and actively interact with audience," said Yue Xiaobo, who also hosts his own live streams.

However, only 21 percent of the people interviewed said that they would be happy to take part in a live stream after someone turns the camera on them, according to the survey. 

Over 70 percent said they would refuse to take part. 

[The audio clip is from Studio+, produced by CRI.] 

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