Apps That Still Collect Your Data, Even With Revoked

Apps That Still Collect Your Data, Even With Revoked

Collectively as Americans, we generate 250 million terabytes of new data every day. This is achieved mainly through the application of social media, gaining the most from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Nonetheless, there are a variety of non-social media applications that gather your information in the background-even if your surveillance rights have been restricted or you are just not asking for any.

For example: "Brightest Flashlight Free" was exposed in 2013 because it did not warn users that it shared its location, data, and identifiers with apps and servers from third parties. Following the arguments the designers agreed with the FTC.

Similarly, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has threatened to delete Uber from the App Store after discovering the device identifiers obtained from iOS users.

Many common apps that you may have downloaded for gaming, usefulness, and networking have found instances of apps that violate privacy. More instances on these apps can be found in the reading below-and how the chances of being tracked on them are decreased.

Apps That Still Collect Your Data, Even With Revoked

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