As Quartz reported previously, Sesame Credit is one of China’s internet-based credit rating systems, which is licensed by the government, but run by Alipay.

28, most are now safe for work, Quartz observed Nov. Still, male commentators on the posts were definitely thinking about sex anyway, writing things like “Hook up? Reaction to the new feature in China has been scathing.

Alipay has turned into a brothel, Wang Sicong, internet celebrity and son of property tycoon Wang Jianlin, said on Weibo (link in Chinese, registration required).

The “tip” function is basically a “like” button with cash attached.

Users are sent to a transaction page to donate money—the default is less than 1 yuan (14 cents) but you can go as high as 200 yuan—to the author of the post.

So what’s drawing millions of Chinese users to Alipay’s new service? Photos of scantily clad women showing their cleavage—accompanied by text asking male users for tips, chats, or booty calls—flooded these groups within hours after its launch, Chinese tech media reported (link in Chinese). 28 statement on Weibo (link in Chinese, registration required) that the new service is still in the testing stage and vowed to crack down on “harmful” information.

While some posts in “Circles” showed scantily clad women on Nov.

He works behind the counter at a deli in Brooklyn, a small shop that does a brisk business in snacks, coffee, and cigarettes. I started to act like people were there watching, and that’s when they showed up.” Abuhamdeh’s routine was subtle.

In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.

She said those groups in “Circles” sent the wrong signal to users, and made her colleagues doubt the company’s culture.

Peng vowed to shut down any “Circles” groups with suggestive messages and close user accounts for good once they post seductive images.

More than 35,000 hours of live video are now streamed on the service each day, and more than a million dollars in tips flow through its platform each month.