UAE denies developing popular Mideast App as spy tool

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The United Arab Emirates on Saturday denied reports that a popular mobile application developed in the country was used for government spying. Apple and Google removed the ToTok app from their marketplaces last week following a report claiming it allowed the UAE government to track users’ conversations, movements and other details.
But the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said in a statement that UAE laws ‘prohibit any kind of data breach and unlawful interception’. It continued: ‘The TRA reaffirms that all certified telecommunications applications in the UAE are in compliance with these standards.—APP

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