In Pictures: 9 iPhone and iPad apps that invade yo...
In Pictures: 9 iPhone and iPad apps that invade your privacy, and 1 that doesn't
Most iPhone and iPad apps appear harmless and fun, but don't fall for them. Some apps are virtual Trojan horses that swipe personal data when you're not looking. Appthority has put together a list of some of the worst offenders and you may be shocked to learn that a couple of the most popular apps made the list, such as Facebook and Angry Birds Star Wars. Be sure to check out the app at the end of the list for the one most honest.
"When we're looking to download the latest mobile app, we're generally not thinking about what it will do with our personal information. But many apps collect user information and share it with third parties, such as ad networks and analytics companies, in order to make a profit. They often access contact lists and calendar details, track our location and more. Plus, as many of us start using our own mobile devices for work use, we're putting company data at risk simply from the apps we've already downloaded. As more people bring their own mobile devices and apps into the workplace, security and education on app risk will become increasingly important."- Domingo Guerra, President & Co-founder, Appthority