Security experts are warning that the free viral selfie app will collect the information from users.
According to the officer of Meitu, this data is only being collected for identity protection, service upgrades, criminal investigations, and customer feedback.
But, experts say the expansive set of permissions is unnecessary, and could be put to other uses than those described – like selling it to marketers, or repurposing it for profit.
While Apple blocks apps from collecting users’ IMSIs, the Android version does not, and this could potentially be used to track users’ internet activity.
Many have argued that the Android version is far more invasive, but even with certain precautions in place to protect Apple users, the iOS app can still obtain ‘partially sensitive’ information, TechCrunch reports.