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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

TOP 7 APPS WHICH STEAL ALL YOUR PRIVATE DATA!- FRIENDOTECH

DATA STEALING APPS! BEWARE!!!

Google Play Store is home to millions of Android apps, some of them are good and some are bad. As nowadays we don't have any limitations to access the Internet and that is why while searching for apps in the Google Play Store, we download those apps which can harm our device in a long run.

These type of apps can:
  • Store your private data.
  • Can sell all your data to make money.
  • Can sell your data to help their government to make dangerous plan against your country.
  • Can harm your device performance by consuming more battery and using more RAM.
  • Can open advertisement automatically to earn money for its owner.
Don't worry!

HERE ARE THE LIST OF THOSE APPS WHICH YOU MUST NOT DOWNLOAD FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY!

i) SHARE IT

SHARE-IT-PERMISSIONS What is the need to access contacts and camera? It is just a file transfer application and nothing else!

ii) PARALLEL SPACE

PARALLEL-SPACE-PERMISSIOSI was shocked when I checked all the permission details. We give them every permission without even thinking about the consequences and they use it for collecting our data. They might be using Microphone to track our calls, camera to click secret photos (this is the reason why Mark Zuckerberg covers front camera of his laptop). Be careful with Parallel space!

Just look at the permission this app want to access - SMS, CONTACTS, CELLULAR DATA SETTINGS,LOCATION, PHONE, CALENDAR!

iii) VIVA VIDEO

VIVA-VIDEO-PERMISSIONS Here is the all new drama! What video editor like VIVA VIDEO do by accessing your phone and location data?

iv) WONDER CAMERA

WONDER-CAMERA-PERMISSIONS Had you ever heard that your smartphone camera can receive call or send calls? I don't think so. But congrats! We found this new WONDER CAMERA app which can receive and send calls (perhaps that's the only why it asks for PHONE permission. Coming to the point, what is the use phone for any camera app? Nothing.

v)NewsDog

NEWSDOG-APP-PERMISSIONS It is a news app and look at the permission it wants to access. They don't send NEWS to your contacts, then also they want CONTACTS access. They aren't a calling app yet, they ask for PHONE access. They don't provide NEWSPAPER service, then why they want to access your location?

vi) DU PRIVACY

DU-PRIVACY-PERMISSIONS Will DU staff come to your home in order give security to your apps, sms, files? If not, then why they want LOCATION access? Why they want read your call log, sms, read your contacts? They are providing thieving service instead of security service to their users.

vii) 360 SECURITY

 360-SECURITY-PERMISSION No words! Sorry!

I think everything is clear from the images above because sometimes a picture speaks more than a word! The permission which all of these apps are requesting for, is of no use. These permissions are just for tracking the user data and to break the user privacy.

Can you answer these questions?
  1. What will photo editor do with call, messages and permissions?
  2. What will DU Privacy do with call, messages permissions?
  3. What will QQ Newsfeed do with these permissions?
  4. What will Wonder Camera do with these permissions?
Here are the alternative apps you can use instead of these DATA STEALING apps!
  • SNAPSEED, PICSART, CANVA (instead of Youcam Makeup)
  • Nowadays, Android doesn't need any Anti-virus to stay on the safe side but if you are habituated of using Anti-Virus, you can use Kaspersky, McAfee, Avast.
  • For proper News feed, you can use Feedly (for RSS feed), InShorts (for short and accurate news), Newshunt.
  • Parallel Space- There's no perfect replacement for Parallel Space.
One more concerning news is that you can now download all the images and videos from WhatsApp, even after deleting it. This is a concerning news because WhatsApp claims that they provide end-to-end encryption and at the same time, they are going to launch the above mentioned features which clearly shows that aren't giving end-to-end encryption to us.



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