Sarahah App Secretly Steals Your Contacts

OVER 18 MILLION PEOPLE ARE USING SARAHAH

Sarahah newly launched app, allowing its users to sign up to receive anonymised, candid messages from other Sarahah users.

However, it turns out that the app silently uploads users’ phone contacts to the company’s servers for no good reason.

When an Android or iOS user downloads and installs the app for the first time, the app immediately harvests and uploads all phone numbers and email addresses from the user’s address book.

The creator of Sarahah, Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, responded to the story by saying his app actually harvests and uploads the contacts from users to the company’s servers for a feature that will be implemented at a later time.

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