Apps That Still Collect Your Data, Even With Revoked Permissions #infographic

Apps That Still Collect Your Data, Even With Revoked Permissions #infographic

We produce 250 million terabytes of new data every day, collectively as Americans. This is done primarily by using social media apps, generating the most from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. Nevertheless, there are a number of non-social media apps that gather your information in the background-even if your monitoring privileges have been removed or you just don't request any.

For example: "Brightest Flashlight Free" was exposed in 2013 because it did not inform users that it shared its location, data and identifiers with third party apps and servers. The designers settled with the FTC after the claims.

Similarly, Apple's CEO Tim Cook threatened to remove Uber from the App Store after learning the app collected device identifiers from iOS users.

Many popular gaming, utility, and networking apps you may have downloaded have found instances of apps breaching privacy. Further instances can be found in the reading below on these devices-and how to reduce the chances of being monitored on them.

Apps That Still Collect Your Data, Even With Revoked Permissions #infographic


infographic by: www.securitydegreehub.com

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