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APPS 007 !

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WoW, a new app has been launched and it is covering every functionality which I wanted my phone. In this technology-driven world, we are surrounded by n number of apps you name it and you have the app according to your requirement in the app store. Why they need an access? OMG did anyone thought of it we are placing ourselves in danger as any programming glitch and we are in trouble. Nowadays it’s very easy to invade into anyone’s life

Our phone is loaded with tonnes of apps and we don’t even know why they need access, think about it

Using app is very easy just go to store select app install and start using it, but hey watch out you are being spied by these app developers. Well, today when DATA is the oxygen and every corner of the industry is using data to target their customers. An app is one of the easiest way to get the data without any concern

I always feel skeptical when an app asks permission to access which includes access to your text messages, phone call details, media files, etc. Apps need access to specified content on your phone to fulfill their functionality well a picture-editing app will require access to your phone camera and media files to edit pictures saved in your phone or to take a new picture that it can edit

Why they need access to my phone I feel like they are secretly reading my every move. Phone app needs access for the contacts they might be spying on my contact list. And we can be exposed to anyone at anytime if the data is not secure. Anyone can steal our social identity. Facebook, google and other apps do ask for access for certain segments

It is imperative to be diligent with your app permission as they can be doing something malicious. Today when we are so much socialized that even at the time of sleep we are getting connected to technology, am sure we must have many apps in our smartphone but some apps can be malicious purposefully here is my quote from a real-life example

The Brightest Flashlight Free app for Google Play was exposed by the FTC for selling the location data of users, even if the user had opted out of sharing their location services with the application. Luckily, the FTC caught this and the app’s distributer, Goldshores Technologies, deleted all the information they had collected about users”

Letting apps access more data on your phone than required could lead to security risks and expose your personal information. Almost all mobile apps transmit and receive data between phones and remote servers some of the app need access to read your SMS well that can be scary as it also contains ONE TIME PASSWORD during transactions. And it also includes our bank transactions and one-time passwords, and access your pictures, screenshots and messenger image

Lets see some of the facts 

Access and what they are for and how they can affect us (these are all assumptions )

An app which needs access for location knows your exact location at any given point, your house number, restaurants and cinema halls you frequent visit, and your email account details. Through an API they track on how frequently we visit certain location Think this is not what you signed up for?

Now a days Location Intelligence is in rage and location-based advertisement is very common, so they collect the information through the APPS. And can sell them or use them we don’t know but this could be an angle

Apps knows us better than anyone else. And they are accessing us not we are accessing them

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