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Qatar virus tracing app stirs rare privacy backlash

Ehteraz app forces Android users to give access to videos, pictures, and it is allowed to make unprompted calls

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The app was introduced just as authorities across the Muslim world warned that gatherings during Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr festival that marks the end of the holy fasting month could lead to a surge of infections.

Doha

PRIVACY concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash and forced officials to offer reassurance and concessions.

Like other governments around the world, Qatar has turned to mobile phones to...

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