ToTok which was banned last month from both Google Play Store and Apple App Store has returned on Google Play Store. It is still unavailable on the Apple Store. ToTok was removed from both the tech giants’ stores on claims that it was being used for government spying by The New York Times reported.
Google has listed a series of updates which include requesting access to permission and data, new dialogue requesting to access your contact list. Google said that it removed ToTok for a policy issue and Apple told that it removed the app for a pending review.
ToTok is popular for its free calling and messages to millions in countries where Skype is blocked like the United Arab Emirates. Security Researcher who insisted The New York Times, Patrick Wardle, said that ToTok appeared to be part of a surveillance operation, which “likely afforded in-depth insight in a large percentage of the country’s population.
ToTok was promoted by mostly fake reviews, and it appeared to trick its users into handing over access to location and data on their devices.