Beware! Sarahah Breaches Anonymity, Uploads Private Contact Information
- Author: Delia Davidson Aug 29, 2017,
Aug 29, 2017, 0:18
But Julian thinks that Sarahah uploading contacts is disconcerting, especially given the popularity of the app, and especially since most users don't expect it to occur.
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After the security flaw was uncovered, Sarahah creator, Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq tweeted that the contact storing behaviour will be removed from the app in future updates and was put in place for a "find your friends feature". However, when tested on iPhone, the app prompts a request to access the contacts. Reports from the website point at the fact that Sarahah is silently uploading the contact data of it's users on to it's servers.
For those who have installed Sarahah but no longer wish to share their data, head over to settings apps and select the app. And that site doesn't ask for or access contacts from any of your digital address books.