If you love the shopping app Temu, I hate to break the news to you but... Arkansas is suing the e-commerce company Temu for allegedly deceiving us and illegally accessing our personal information.

Attorney General Tim Griffin announced today June 25, that Arkansas is now the first state to take legal action against Temu. He said the lawsuit is being filed against Temu's holding company from Cleburne County.

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Griffin stated in a press conference,

Temu is not an online marketplace like Amazon or Walmart.  It is a data-theft business that sells goods online as a means to an end.


The lawsuit claims that Temu has been gaining unfair profits by breaking the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).



During a press conference, Griffin warned that by using Temu, people are exposing their lives through the data the company can access. He said it is malware and "goes far beyond the normal data what is necessary for online shopping".

He noted that the Apple app store even suspended it in their store in 2023 for misrepresenting how it collected data.

I don't know about you but I am extremely upset about the fact that TEMU is doing this and I am sure that a lot of my friends are upset about this too.



If you have this app on your phone or you use in on your computer be sure to delete it as soon as you can.

Have you ever shopped on TEMU? How do you feel about finding out about this information? Will it make you stop using the app?

You can see the press conference below

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