Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is said to be a spy tool for the United Arab Emirates. The second time from the Play Store. The app was already downloaded from Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store in December. Shortly before the New York Times published a report on it. Google tacitly reintroduced the app in January. The app doesn’t appear to be available in the App Store.
9to5Google took note of the news of ToTok’s shutdown today. When Google reached for comment. The Refob confirmed that the app was shutting down, but made no explanation as to why. According to Times, ToTok_App was first removed for violating unspecified policies.
ToTok_app is an informing application that guaranteed “quick, free, and secure” messages and calls. And App_ToTok was downloaded by millions in the UAE and somewhere else in the Middle East. Shortly before being removed from the Play Store and App Store in December. The app was one of the most downloaded social apps in the U.S. However, the NYT investigation found that the UAE government was able to spy on users with the app.
ToTok denied the “malicious rumors” in a statement released in December, saying that “[n] not only do we respect privacy and ensure security, but that our users have complete control over what data they choose to share would like.”