Google lets alleged spying app ToTok back into Play Store

The app still isn’t available on the App

Curated via Twitter from The Verge’s twitter account….

ToTok has denied any wrongdoing, saying in a statement last month that it valued “openness, honesty and transparency” and predicting it would return to the App Store and Google Play “so the hundreds of thousands of new users who have been waiting will finally be able to join all of us in the ToTok community.

But the fact that Google chose to remove the app and later bring it back suggests it at least examined the service for violations of its Play Store terms. “We take reports of security and privacy violations seriously,” the Google spokesperson said in a statement. “If we find behavior that violates our policies, we take action.

Google has made the popular chat app ToTok available again for download after the service was banned from the Play Store for reportedly functioning as an espionage tool of the United Arab Emirates.

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