Sarahah App May Not be Anonymous

Sarahah App May Not be Anonymous

Earlier this week, online publication The Intercept reported that hit messaging app Sarahah may be accessing and uploading the phone book of the user’s device for reasons not related to the app’s function.

The app is primarily supposed to offer an anonymous way for people to send messages, so that users can get “honest” feedback from others. However, it has been discovered that the app actually harvests and uploads contact numbers and emails from the device, because the user has to allow access before the app can be used.

Sarahah developer ZainAlabdin Tawfiq acknowledged the action, saying that they will be using the data gathered for an additional feature in newer versions.

Source: Guiding Tech

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