Over the past years, spam calls are a huge problem for the majority of users. More than 52,000 complaints were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission regarding spam calls in just last year. To avoid these kinds of troubles, users chose the way of spam-blocking Apps to protect themselves from these caller-ID spoofing. But apparently, the call blocking apps are also violating the privacy but accessing user’s phone number, contacts list, messages, etc. without their knowledge.
Aren’t you concerned that what would happen if a third party gains access to your personal data?
According to the NCC Group, many apps send out user’s information at night while they’re sleeping. These apps cannot just only share user’s phone number with third-party but can also learn about the other apps installed on the user’s phone. So it is a nightmare having such apps in our phones.
For non-technical mobile app users, the only way to survive the attacks of phony auto calls or other spam activities is by simply uninstalling these apps on their phones.
If only people had the transparency regarding the workings of their apps behind the scenes and regarding the kind of information these apps access and sent to any third-party companies. This kind of transparency could help people make decisions better about which apps to use and how and when to use it.
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These kind of steps can help make users more certain regarding the apps and feel more secured knowing about their personal data being secured.
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