You love all the apps on your smartphone, but how much do those mobile apps compromise privacy? Most of the time, no one thinks to check the lists of permissions apps claim to need. Your apps could be invading your privacy in ways you’ve never thought of.
1Tracking Your Every Move
All of this tracking shows thieves, stalkers, and even businesses where you are at any given time. So, turn off the GPS permission unless you absolutely need it on.
Often times, apps also ask for access to your camera and microphone to learn more about you. This is also a way many scam apps spy on you.
2Making Your Data Visible
Some apps use sketchy in-app payment systems too. This means your payment details could be used to steal your identity.
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3Unnecessary App Permissions
Many apps ask for extra permissions for marketing purposes. They track where you are to better target ads to you or view your browsing history to sell to other companies. Some apps don’t even ask for your consent, such as Uber tracking locations without permission.
4Collecting & Sharing Data
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5Checking Battery Status
6Watching When & Where You Shop
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Mobile apps are sometimes risky. Pay close attention to app permissions and app privacy policies.
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