Tag: snooping apps

Smartphone apps spy on you

GoogleA report from scientists in the USA have concluded that using Android and iOS apps runs the risk of your data being shared with others.

Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that 47 percent of 110 iOS apps they studied shared location data, while 73 percent of Android apps shared peoples’ email addresses.

Android apps are more likely to share personal names and addresses than the IOS apps.

But rather worringly one Android health app, the researchers claimed, shared medical information with third parties.

One iOS app, Localscope, sent data to 17 third party domains while 93 percent of Android apps connected to a domain called safemovedm.com No one, perhaps except Google, knows why this happens or what’s going on at safemovedm.com