Google removes ToTok app from play store again

2 years ago

Google has removed a chat app called ToTok from play store a second time. Google has claimed that the ToTok app is a spying tool of the United Arab Emirates which was used to spy over its users. It was removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in December but after a short time, Google reinstated this app on play store in January. Now on the basis of allegedly reports Google has once again removed this app from Play Store.

ToTok is a messaging app from UAE. According to a report from 9to5Google, Google has removed this app from its Play Store. According to US officials, this app has been downloaded millions of times in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and North America. At the same time, according to app ranking and research firm App Annie, this app has become one of the most downloaded apps in the US social apps last week.

An investigation by a New York firm found out that the company making this app is Breej Holding. The report found that the company was working closely with DarkMatter. DarkMatter is a cyber intelligence and hacking firm based in Abu Dhabi that is already under FBI investigation into cybercrime.

Deepak Kumar

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