SHAREit says it’s user-friendly app, not spyware – Technology News, Firstpost
IANS04 Dec. 2017 19:00:41 IST
The SHAREit file sharing app said on December 4 that it is a user-friendly content sharing platform and not a malicious app or spyware in India.
Reacting to reports that the Indian security establishment has asked troops to remove around 40 Chinese mobile apps, including Share it, the company said it does not compromise user safety.
“At SHAREit, we strictly adhere to high security standards and respect the privacy of our users. We do not compromise on user safety and their privacy is of the utmost importance to us. We have a huge base of ‘users in India and we are committed to providing better products and service to our users with continuous technological developments, “the company said in a statement.
Reports last week alleged that foreign intelligence agencies, including Chinese and Pakistani, were using these mobile apps to hack smartphones.
“We have taken this issue seriously and are investigating the notice. We are also happy to interact with government and media officials to provide further clarity. In accordance with industry standards, we have also partnered with Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services) as an infrastructure service provider, aiming to provide fast and secure service to our global users, ”added SHAREit.
Reportedly, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in a November 24 notice asked troops to remove apps like WeChat, Truecaller, Xiaomi, Weibo, UC Browser, and UC News from their smartphones or completely reformat their devices.
Last week, the leading communications app Truecaller also denied any criminal act on his part.
“In response to some reports, we would like to clarify that we are a company based in Sweden. We do not know why the app is on this list, but we are investigating. Truecaller is not malware, and all of our features are permission-based and are disabled by default, ”the company said in a statement.
Xiaomi also refuted those reports, saying they take security and privacy very seriously and are currently investigating the notice.