It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.
ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest escalation of a digital arms race. WASHINGTON — It is billed as an easy and secure way to chat by video or text message with friends and family, even in a country that has restricted popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Skype. But the service, ToTok, is actually a spying tool, according to American officials familiar with a classified intelligence assessment and a New York Times (...)