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15.01.2021 16:57 News >> Another Muslim Prayer App Selling User Data: Report

Another Muslim Prayer App Selling User Data: Report

Users' location data reportedly ends up in hands of US government.

Another popular Muslim prayer smartphone application are tracking the location of its users and selling data that ends up in the hands of the US government, said a media report.
Salaat First, an app that reminds Muslims when to pray, was recording and selling location data of its users, according to Motherboard, an online magazine owned by American-Canadian Vice Media group.
The company collecting the location data is a French firm called Predicio, which has been linked to a supply chain of data involving a US government contractor that has worked with a number of US agencies.
Some of the agencies the contractor has worked with included Customs and Border Protection – the largest federal law enforcement agency of the US' Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 

Salaat First, which has been downloaded more than 10 million times on Android, can potentially track its Muslim users' location that include places of worship.
Last November, it was reported that Muslim Pro, another smartphone application which was downloaded over 98 million times, gathered user location data and sold it to the US military. -



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