Warning: Dubai police alert over Mariam game

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There’s a new online game that’s been causing a great deal of controversy on social networking sites. The game, called Mariam, was created on July 25, 2017, and has also received criticism from Dubai Police.

The story revolves around a child lost in the forest and asks players to help her find her way back home. While the game is filled with frightening audio and visual sound effects, players are asked a series of personal questions as they accompany the little girl home – and there’s also a question about the Qatar crisis.

Maj-Gen Al Mansouri, Assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Criminal Investigations Affairs, was quoted in local Arabic media as saying that the game requires access to a number of apps and folders from smartphones. He pointed out that the game can retrieve pictures from the user’s photo album and learn about all your confidential information from the smart phone.

Definitely, something to be wary about.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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