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Game caught uploading private videos to internet without user permission

A mobile game in China has been uploading users private videos to a sharing site, without their permission, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.

Fengkuang Laiwang is a video-based charades-style game in which players mime a random word. Unbeknownst to the players, the game uploaded all videos to a popular YouTube-style site. The report said that around 36,000 clips had been uploaded and subsequently viewed 3 million times.

A screenshot published by the Morning Post showed that some of the videos display players in various states of undress. The game did not notify players that the videos would be made public, nor ask their permission.

Fengkuang Laiwang's developers, Zhejiang Zhile Network and Hortor Soft, issued a statement apologizing for "failing to notify users" that the video clips are uploaded to the internet, and said the clips will be deleted.

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