Top-50 Social App In USA Outed As Spying Tool For United Arab Emirates; Apple And Google Delete It

Apple and Google have removed an app American officials call a spying tool for the United Arab Emirates from the App Store and Google Play.

The app had over five million downloads on Google Play alone, and was one of the most downloaded apps in the United States last week, according to the BBC. According to Apptopia, an app analytics company, it ranked number 44 last week for U.S. downloads in the Communication category.

That means it was getting over 100,000 downloads each day.

Currently, the app has close to two million daily users in 49 countries, including Canada, the UK, Russia, Israel, Korea, and Japan.

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