March 28, 2023

Qatar World Cup official app accused of spyware

Qatar World Cup will be held from November 20th to December 19th, 2022, during which everyone will need to download and install two apps – Ehteraz and Hayya, Ehteraz is the covid-19 tracking app, Hayya is the official World Cup app, with Useful for tracking game tickets and accessing free subways. Both Ehteraz and Hayya have been accused of security and privacy issues,considered spyware. Ehteraz asks for permission to read, delete or change everything on the phone, connect to WiFi and Bluetooth, override other apps and prevent the phone from going into sleep mode. Hayya doesn’t ask for as many permissions, but it also asks for nearly unlimited sharing of personal information, as well as permissions such as locating and preventing sleep.

Ewen Eagle

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