‘Made in India’ Koo App is viral amongst social media users now. Moreover, many users have even created accounts there. This app is a Twitter alternative. Even, Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Ravi Shankar Prasad have their accounts on the Koo app. PM Narendra Modi had also mentioned the app. He told about it in the Mann ki Baat program.
While the French security expert has warned the users about the app. According to him, ‘Koo App’does data leak of users.
Security expert Robert Baptiste said the Koo app is leaking sensitive information of its users. Meanwhile, Twitter users requested him to spend time on the app. He found that the app was leaking the user’s email address, name, and birthday. Baptiste spend just 30 minutes on the platform. He made several tweets on his findings of the Koo App.
The social media launch of the app was done in March 2020. The app suddenly gained a lot of popularity in the last few days. It happened due to the ongoing differences between Twitter and the government. Robert Baptiste even posted screenshots on Twitter. The personal information of the users is not safe there. Also, he said that the data is quite vulnerable to hackers.
He hacked the app to prove that personal information like email, date of birth, marital status of users in Koo are not safe. According to Baptiste, the US has registered Koo’s domain name with a registrant based in China.
Although many have heard about the Koo app, people are still unaware of it. Koo is an Indian microblogging site. Indian people are seeing it as a Twitter alternative. Simply put, Koo is a Made in India Twitter. It is available in eight Indian languages including Hindi, English, etc. Moreover, Koo users have the option to use it both as an app and a website. Its interface is similar to Twitter. It has a limit of 350 words.