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Spyware is a form of malware that hides on your device, monitors your activity, and can steal such information like passwords.
Israel's Supreme Court will prohibit the use of mobile phones to track people infected with coronavirus unless the Israeli parliament legitimizes this practice by the end of April.
Israel is planning to use anti-terrorist tracking technology to fight COVID-19. According to the authorities, the system will track those who were in contact with infected people, and then their data will be sent to doctors and the police.
In early March, Iranians received a message from the Iranian Ministry of Health, in which they were asked to install the AC19 app that supposedly detected COVID-19. In reality, it was created by authorities to monitor citizens' data.
This kind of fraud is also called sextortion, and it involves hackers threatening people to share videos of them allegedly watching porn in case people don’t pay them money.
Now, it’s been almost a month since the app was reinstated, and Google has removed ToTok from the Play Store again.
Spyware was detected on the Google Play Store. Most of such apps were developed in Hong Kong, and some have 300 million downloads.
ToTok, a chat app that has millions of users in the United Arab Emirates and around the world, turned out to be a tool that allows the government to spy on its users.