ToTok Under Scrutiny as Middle East Spyware.
Recent reports from the news media out of New York City, site of the United Nations, indicate that both Google and Apple are removing a foreign messaging app out of their online stores because it has been exposed as a spying tool that funnels information directly to security forces of the UAE (United Arab Emirates.) ToTok, which has been gaining in popularity among adolescents in North America for its ease and convenience in messaging technology, had no comment as of today as to this striking development in the espionage wars of the Middle East. Google refused to comment on the matter when asked by reporters, but an Apple spokesperson told the media that Apple was still in the process of researching how much damage the ToTok app may have done to users and how much information has actually been funneled into the data banks of the UAE.
Those who have already downloaded ToTok apparently will be left to make their own decision as to whether to keep the app or delete it. But that may change in the months ahead, as American cyber security agencies dig into what the hidden agenda of the app was supposed to be. There has been no word from the UAE embassy in Washington on this breaking story.