In a turn of events, Instagram has decided to take firm action against an app that looks to steal personal and private information. This stalker app even makes the likes of LikePatrol seem modest. The social media behemoth confirmed to the Android police that it would be proceeding against this app.
Authorities confirmed that it would send a cease and desist request to Ghosty, an app on Google store that lets people check information on private profiles. This was even without the user accepting their follow request. This is one serious cause for violation. Worse is the case in which Ghosty exposes those profiles.
The spread of apps like this could bring an utter nuisance to the world of privacy which users are entitled to on Instagram. Authorities claimed that it would take strict attention to make this app obsolete for protecting user data and privacy
More Steps Regarding Ghosty And Why
Ghosty is really popular on the app store with over 500,000 downloads and a hit among teems who want to check out the profiles of the people they adore. As of now, it is still on the app store, and time will tell about its ultimate end. Instagram was crystal clear when it proclaimed that Ghosty violated security protocols, and it would not take this lightly. They plan on cracking down hard on the developer in question.
It is startling, however, as to how the app has stayed on App stores for so long without Google or Instagram noticing it. The cyberworld is not safe, and privacy is something that all giants apps and companies take note of as it is a necessary condition to retain users and enforce loyalty.
The proceedings will start, and it is only a matter of time before Ghosty is ousted from the app store.