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Mobile Apps Tracking

What Do Mobile Applications Track? codal The majority of the most popular iOS and Android applications collect a range of personal data from users, including: Location Details Gender & Age Contacts Phone Number Calendar Info *** Passwords Your apps also track: Which other apps you have downloaded How many applications are downloaded on your device How much time you spend on each app 82% of the top free Android apps and 49% of the top paid Android apps track user location. 50% of the top free iOS apps and 24% of the top paid iOS apps track user location. When the user downloads an Android application, it could ask you about permissions on: your camera, messages, microphone, voicemail, browser history, and social streams. When the user downloads an iOS application, it only asks you about permissions on your location and privacy. Some apps use location data to give you maps, coupons for nearby stores, or information on who you know may know nearby. Some even provide location data to ad networks, which may combine it with other info in their database to target ads based on your interests and location. WHAT IS ALL OF THIS DATA USED FOR? Mobile applications routinely send this information to marketing companies that use it to compile a collection of documents on all smartphone users. HOW CAN I TELL WHAT INFO AN APP WILL ACCESS OR SHARE? It is not always easy to know what data a specific app will access. Before you download an app, consider what you know about who created it and what it does. The app store may include info on the company who developed the app. If you are using an Android phone, yu are able to read the permissions' before installing the app. It will tell you what the app can access on your device.

Mobile Apps Tracking

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Our phones, computers, and tablets are home to a great deal of personal information, that we ourselves share occasionally–other times, your mobile apps share it without you knowing. The mobile apps ...


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