WhatsApp tracking apps found in App Store and Google Play

WhatsApp tracking apps found in App Store and Google Play

Apps for spying on WhatsApp messenger users have been found in the popular mobile app stores App Store and Google Play. The press service of the messenger developer has already reacted to this information, noting that such programs violate the privacy policy of their service.

WhatsApp tracking apps found in App Store and Google Play

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As Business Insider journalists found out, in the stores of Apple and Google you can find a large number of applications that seamlessly monitor the millions of users of the popular messenger WhatsApp. According to the publication, such applications control users through a function built into the messenger that allows you to see if a person is online. As it turned out, even with access to such insignificant data, you can collect a lot of information about the habits and preferences of a huge number of people, study the statistics of their activity, and so on. At the same time, such programs do not have the ability to access user correspondence, but they can always establish at what time the user is awake and when he sleeps. In addition, there is an opportunity to establish an approximate circle of his contacts.

According to experts, there is no legal basis for using such applications. This is also confirmed by the WhatsApp press service, noting that the operation of such programs violates the company's privacy policy. It is also noteworthy that after the WhatsApp journalists turned to Google with a description of this problem, a huge number of programs with similar functionality disappeared from the corporation's store.

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