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IF YOU'VE GOT ONE OF THESE APPS...THEY'VE GOT ALL YOUR INFO!

 
Posted January 18th, 2013 @ 9:20am

The 10 worst apps for taking your personal details without letting you know! This is from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. Some of the apps may surprise you...

  • Brightest Flashlight
  • Toss It
  • Angry Birds
  • Talking Tom
  • Backgrounds HD Wallpapers
  • Dictionary.com
  • Mouse Trap
  • Horoscope
  • Shazam
  • Pandora Internet Radio


Of those 10 apps:

  • 6 accessed where you are
  • 2 grabbed your contact list
  • All 10 accessed your device ID


What do they do with the info? Share it! Angry Birds, for example, shares your info with 8 companies that mainly use it for advertising purposes. Just remember, if you can’t figure out how they stay in business….it’s because they’re not the product they’re selling. They take enough information about you that YOU are the product they’re selling.

Credit: YahooNews

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