Most popular apps, at some point in time, have been accused of spying on their users.
ToTok, a popular chat app, has been accused of being a spying tool for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The app has been downloaded by millions of users, especially in the Emirates where other popular apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype can only offer limited features to users.
According to reports ToTok had been downloaded more than 5 million times on Android devices alone. Both Google and Apple have taken down ToTok from their app stores.
UAS govt’s ToTok messaging app is a spying tool
ToTok has also become popular in other countries including the US and with some countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
According to a report by The New York Times on Sunday, UAE’s popular messaging app ToTok can track activities of its users and share it with the UAE government.
On Apple’s App Store, the app was listed at the 50th position in the social networking category
Users mainly took to the app since there aren’t many decent alternatives available in the UAE for users. The UAE govt used this opportunity to spy on users activity