is spying on you
They steal your secrets, send
info to others
Your smart phone applications are
watching you — much more closely than you might like.
Lookout Inc., a mobile-phone security firm, scanned nearly 300,000 free
applications for Apple's iPhone
and phones built around Google Inc.'s Android software. It found that
many of them secretly pull
sensitive data off users' phones and ship them off to third parties
That's a major concern that has been bubbling up in privacy and
The data can include full details about users' contacts, their pictures
and Internet and search histories.
The third parties can include advertisers and companies that analyze
The information is used by companies to target ads and learn more about
The danger is that the data become vulnerable to hacking and use in
identity theft if
the third party isn't careful about securing information.
Lookout reported its findings in conjunction with the Black Hat
computer security conference in Las Vegas
Are you familiar with the Vanessa Hudgens nude cell phone pictures?
One would assume she sent those
ONLY to her boyfriend, Zac somebody.
Since they are still together, one would assume she doesn't hold him
responsible for their distribution.
Three scenarios are likely:
Zac stupidly lost his phone
and someone discovered and posted the private pictures.
photos were always nothing more than a publicity stunt from
(Perhaps an attempt to get out of her Disney contract?)
One of these cell phone apps stole
Zac's pictures and distributed them.
I think it's creepy that iPhone would allow apps to steal info
and pictures from their customers.
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