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Warning: Your phone may be watching you



Published: Thu, July 29, 2010 @ 2:34 a.m.

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS

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 Inc.’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 without notification.

The data can include full details about users’ contacts, their pictures, text messages and Internet and search histories.

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1sknirak(120 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

The same kind of spying went on 50-60 years ago on the old "land-line" phones.
Many people had 2, 3, or 4 Party lines; this meant sharing their line. Often, someone on the party line would pick up their phone and listen in on the current conversation. It was easy for the neighborhood gossips to pass the latest "dirt" along about those phone subscribers.

These "smart" phones are real progress. Before, you only had to worry about those on the party line learning your personal business. Now, EVERYBODY can learn even more about a user. On the old land-lines, it wasn't always a sure thing to find out who was who, but with these "smart" phones, they got you pegged.

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