Before downloading apps to your phone its useful to have a quick read of the terms & conditions attached. In our hurry to immediately download the app we are sometimes giving the creator of the app permission to access information we would normally keep private.
- your location
- your internet history
- your text messages
- your contact book
- identity of your online accounts
- who you are calling
- may intercept your calls
- may take photographs/video at any time.
A “flashlight“ app (which allows the user to use their phones as a torch) gives the creator “call phone numbers…….a list of accounts known by the device………… the phone number and serial number of the phone……….the ability to determine whether the phone is active …….the number the phone is connected to….and allows the software to collect images the camera is seeing”.
Justin Bieber Droid Wallpapers app can track the users location by means of GPS software as well as see their entire web browser history. It can identify a users email address and Facebook profile.
Below are the terms and conditions of the Facebook app for android phones