“Your Soul is Mine”
Concern about this kind of data tracking has pushed smart phones and tablets to the front lines of the privacy database. Critics say companies need to do a better job of disclosing the kind of information they collect and with whom they share it. The industry, on the other hand, worries that too many restrictions could interfere with its growth.
The number of mobile users is increasing day by day. Americans own more than 125 million smart phones and 50 million tablets. Among them, more then half have uninstalled an app or declined to download one because of worries about sharing personal information. According to a survey, one in five cell phone users have turned off location tracking on their device to prevent apps from logging about their whereabouts.
Personal data can be a lot of things: a first and last name, an e-mail address, a telephone number, location data and many more.
This is a war between app developers and customers which is still going on. Let’s see who wins. However, while downloading any app from app stores, please read the terms and conditions. Don’t consider it wastage of time because any panic situation may arise. So be careful next time.