S'pore-based Muslim Pro app developers not aware of data being sold

S'pore-based Muslim Pro app d…

S'pore-based Muslim Pro app developers not aware of data being sold

The Straits Times | 2020-11-20 08:03

SINGAPORE - The developers of Singapore-based Islamic smartphone app Muslim Pro said that while user data they collected might have been sold to the United States military through their data partners, they were not aware of this possibility and have from the start done their due diligence to protect the app's nearly 100 million global users. This comes after how Muslim Pro earlier denied allegations that it is selling the personal data of its users to the United States military. Singapore's privacy watchdog, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), is currently investigating allegations in a report by news outlet Vice Media on Monday (Nov 16). The article claimed that Muslim Pro had sold its user location data to US data aggregation company X-Mode, which then sold it. Such companies, also known as data brokers, collect data or buy it from other companies. Representatives from…

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