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ToTok app, alleged UAE spy tool, removed from the Google Play Store yet again

ToTok app, alleged UAE spy tool, removed from the Google Play Store yet again

Popular messaging app ToTok has been pulled from the Google Play Store … again. According to 9to5Google, Google removed the app as of Friday afternoon after reinstating it in January.

ToTok originally launched in July and took off rather quickly in the Unite Arab Emirates. With messaging apps like WhatsApp and Skype being blocked in the Middle Eastern country, ToTok seemed like the next best option. Eventually, it even became popular around the world.

But only a few months later it was removed from both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. As 9to5Google notes, Play Store claimed the removal happened because ToTok violated its policies. But there wasn’t any more detail than that. …

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