Kuwait blocks caller ID apps for violating privacy of individuals

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Communications and Information Technology began blocking caller ID smartphone applications from Internet providers in Kuwait after finding that such applications violate an individual’s privacy, obtain their private information and compromise their security, and this has led to family disputes and bank thefts.

The information technology security department explained that when the user installs a caller ID application, he allows the app to access all information on his phone such as phone numbers and addresses.

Source: Kuwaittimes

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