ToTok (not TikTok) - Apparently A Spying Tool Removed From Play Store and App Store
The ToTok App - which saw massive downloads all over in UAE and other parts of the world, is actually a tool for mass surveillance.
The App allows UAE Government to keep track of every conversation, location, appointments of the user and also get access to the user's camera and microphone.
"DarkMatter" a company under investigation by the FBI is affiliated with Breej Holding - a front company for ToTok.
Turns out that ToTok's popularity surged in UAE because the government blocks serveral functions of popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Skype. While the app promotes itself as 'fast and secure', it makes no mention of end-to-end encryption.
If you are a ToTok user, you might want to uninstall the app and wait till the air clears.