In recent years, mobile Internet applications (APPs) have been widely used and played an important role in promoting economic and social development and serving people's livelihood. At the same time, the phenomenon of compulsory authorization of APPs, excessive claims, and collection of personal information beyond the scope also exists in large numbers. The problem of using personal information in violation of laws and regulations is very prominent and has become a widespread concern in society. China's personal information leakage incidents have been repeatedly reported. Due to the excessive collection of users' personal information by APPs, a wide range of personal information leakage has triggered a series of illegal and criminal acts. The criminals collected the leaked personal information through various channels, screened and analyzed user characteristics, engaged in malicious criminal account registration, telecommunications fraud, and even kidnapping and extortion, which seriously threatened the lives and property of users.
Xiaohongshu APP, which claims to have more than 250 million subscribers, stepped down from the shelves in the mainstream mobile phone malls of Tencent App Bao and Huawei on the evening of July 29 due to content violations, triggering a heated discussion among netizens. This is not the first time that Xiaohongshu has been caught in a public opinion storm this year. iiMedia has conducted a series of public opinion analysis on Xiaohongshu social e-commerce platform in 2019..