There are a handful of games Pakistanis are addicted to from candy crush to Pokemon Go. Joined the list of most addictive games for Pakistanis is Ludo Star.
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The app is developed by Indian game developers Gameberry Labs and the game is no less than playing original board game Ludo.
Well with the popularity comes the controversy.
The game is being blamed for spying on Pakistanis. The news is that India is using this game to get hold of all our information, from contact info to personal details to spy on us.
How true this news is can’t be said but we do have counter arguments to this claim.
Now if you download an app like WhatsApp, in setting in the privacy and safety icon of your phone, WhatsApp is allowed to access your camera, microphone, location, contacts etc. The user has the ability to turn it on or off but usually, it is turned on. Now in these privacy settings even if Ludo Star is downloaded on your phone, it is nowhere in the privacy and safety icon accessing your camera, microphone, contacts or location. So how is India spying on us without accessing our private information?
Moreover, a cyber security expert Rafay Baloch’s opinion on Ludo Star spying on us was this:
There has been a lot of conspiracy theories around Ludo Star application, here is my take:A lot of popular…
So is the app spying on us or not, let’s just investigate it instead of putting allegations.
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