Does Downloading Apps On Your Smartphone Put Your Privacy At Risk?

We all want to be able to be ‘on the go and in the know’, and there are many apps that help us do so. However, people are becoming increasingly concerned with the amount of information that applications are asking for permission to access.

Why does a news app need access to your contacts?

Why does a photo filter app need access to your devices GPS radio?

Many apps actually ask for more permissions than they need. They often do this so that if they make significant changes to the app down the road, they don’t have to ask again for your permission.

Are you aware of what you’re agreeing to when you download and install an app on your smartphone?

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