Smartphone apps collect unnoticed numbers

Smartphone apps collect unnoticed numbers

Tech November 28, 2016 08:45

london - Apps that say 'spam calls' counter gather widespread phone. Moreover, the numbers are stored in databases that can be searched by anyone. That the BBC reports. In this way, the BBC, for example outdated phone number of the former British Prime Minister David Cameron. Privcayorganisaties are very worried.

People can use the apps, such TrueCaller, Sync. Me and CM Security, see who they receive calls if they do not recognize a phone number. This works like a reverse phone book, where you do not find the number to a name, but a name with the number.

Before these applications can be used, people should upload their contact list. therefore the companies behind the apps collected a huge database. One of them even claims to have two billion songs. Often people do not even know that they are included in the database and they have no permission given. Privacy organizations in Britain to conduct research on the apps.

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