Smartphones, and the web browsers that many of us use every single day, are becoming more and more complex with each passing year. These applications used to only be used to browse the contents of a website but now they can activate your vibration sensor, experience virtual reality and much more. Now, Mobile carriers have their own APIs that a service provider can pay for, which will give them direct access to personal information with just your mobile IP address.
The amount of user data that is going around from company to company would astonish most people. Today, people get spooked when they learn what data companies like Google and Facebook are collecting on people and this stuff is public knowledge. Then we have other companies who have difficulties communicating what data they collect on you and this is what we recently saw with OnePlus. However, there are far more products and services out there collecting information that we have yet to fully uncover.
from xda-developers By Doug Lynch
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