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Applications that 'steal' personal data: The worst

Applications that ‘steal’ personal data: The worst

Applications are a part of our daily lives, but we are not always aware of what and how much data we provide.

Mass data recorded by apps (via Getty Images)

They are easy to download and greatly simplify the work process. Applications for various devices have now become a part of our daily lives. If downloading is a breeze, the most complicated is the matter of personal data.

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In fact, the owners of the apps are stopping us at a crossroads: accepting or not using the features they have created. Sometimes, in the folds of conditions, the greatest dangers lurk. Because of this SurfShark Conducted a survey of 200 of them, comparing the different levels of each.

For applications such as those that require additional data

Well known social networking has bad results (via screenshot)

The survey revealed how social networks demand more information from users. Facebook Placed on the top step of the stage and went a little farther Clubhouse. They don’t do better Amazon e GmailWhen browsers need less information Chrome e Bold. In the instant news field Ambassador Worse, following that Share. Competitors were less proactive Zoom in, Teams e Contradiction.

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The best Signal e Telegraph. In addition to these applications, applications for home distribution are also very aggressive: in fact, they are very expensive in asking for information and collecting data. Below the rankings are web browsing software and image editors. To protect yourself, it is important to read the terms carefully and pay attention to the permissions granted for applications. In this case it is necessary to limit yourself to what is necessary for its functioning. Otherwise, it is safe to uninstall them and use similar applications. Finally, disabling authentication does not always prevent the functionality of the application: even here, tap the item in the settings, thus providing the minimum required for managers and owners of this software.

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