Apple and Google spy behind ToTok's removal
Jan 2020

Kirsten Thomas

Apple and Google spy behind ToTok's removal

From the New York Times, the UAE government monitors a large number of people through a chat application called ToTok, and the App Store and Google Play have removed this app. It is reported that the app can extract data from the user's address book and quietly track the user's location with its weather forecast function.

ToTok's privacy policy states that users' personal data may be shared with the group. However, according to FBI investigations, the app is associated with Abu Dhabi-based cybersecurity company DarkMatter, and users are advised to remove ToTok.

ToTok has been downloaded by millions of users in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and is more popular in the UAE. Skype and WhatsApp are banned in these places.