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How to Protect Yourself From Apps Accessing Your Personal Informatio

How to Protect Yourself From Apps Accessing Your Personal Information

Many times when downloading an app to your phone, you are entirely aware that it will have access to your camera and microphone, as is the case with most social media sites. You have to give Instagram or Facebook permission to use your camera and microphone to share videos. It makes sense, right?

 

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Tech companies have gotten us accustomed to agreeing to terms and conditions every time we download a new game, site, or app. However, the real question is, what permissions are you giving away when you click to “agree” to the terms and conditions? Yes, I understand that Uber may want to know my device’s location so my driver can locate me quicker, but why would they need access to my camera? In fact, Uber has faced more than one lawsuit over privacy issues.

 

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