ToTok, Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool

“There is a beauty in this approach,” said Mr. Wardle, now a security researcher at Jamf, a software company. “You don’t need to hack people to spy on them if you can get people to willingly download this app to their phone. By uploading contacts, video chats, location, what more intelligence do you need?”

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It’s probably interesting article, but seems to be paywalled.

After I was corrected on misreading the name all the time I found more information.

https://en.high.fi/search.cfm?q=totok

paywall

Torbrowser, no script, and stopping page loading before the subscription popup works for me.

Also, where first seen:

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