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According to Kim Komando…

http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=13912&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2013-02-15-article_1-cta

Apps you use every day could be taking advantage of you by stealing your data without you knowing it.

Researchers compared the top 100 apps on the Google Play store and found that many of them ask for your location information, contact lists and identifying details about your gadget.

Which apps are the worst of the bunch? Researchers said these 10 took the most information.

  • Talking Tom Virtual Pet
  • Backgrounds HD Wallpaper
  • Dictionary.com
  • Mouse Trap
  • Horoscope
  • Shazam
  • Pandora
  • Google Maps
  • Brightest Flashlight

It makes sense that an app like Google Maps would need your location information.

The folks behind Brightest Flashlight did not immediately respond to questions about why a flashlight app would need it.

If you use these apps, make sure to check out the app pages in the Google Play store.

Google makes developers reveal what permissions they ask for.

So, use caution when ordering Apps.

Hmmm…

Be careful when buying some Apps

Right now they’re causing some flaps,

They collect your stats,

When you do this and that,

Even when looking at maps.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

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