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How Advertisers Track You on Your Mobile Phone

How Advertisers Track You on Your Mobile Phone | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
If you've ever searched for something on Amazon, and then saw multiple online ads for that product over the next few days, you've seen how advertisers can use your personal data...
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Though this infographic is based on US information it is safe to assume that most, if not all the 'interactions' described here don't, or soon won't, happen here in Australia and beyond. More reasons to consider how much about ourselves we are sharing without really knowing how.

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Kids Apps, Privacy and what you need to know

Kids Apps, Privacy and what you need to know | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"One of our users asked “”I have noticed there are apps you promote with few or no ratings. I was warned that some apps actually collect data on an individual w/o them knowing and the best way to avoid this happening is to make sure the apps have reviews and are legit. For peace of mind I was wondering if you do anything to make sure the apps are secure and what they say they are before you promote them?” Here is our response in the form of this blog post to answer user questions and some of the things you can do now to protect yourself and your kids."

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Some good advice for parents and others.

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DiviMe - Private Video Sharing

DiviMe - Private Video Sharing | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"DiviMe lets you share private video moments with friends, family and loved ones. We are entirely focused on the privacy and security of your video content and information. DiviMe is free to download and use. Download DiviMe now and begin sharing videos with YOUR world, not THE world."

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If you use apps, you may want to read this

If you use apps, you may want to read this | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Moscow: Many smartphone app developers are not using encrypted protocols to secure the apps they create, leaving users vulnerable to being hacked when they connect to public Wi-Fi networks, researchers say.
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Some interesting and important considerations for those who are using apps.

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Privacy fears over apps for kids

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"Hundreds of mobile apps for children fail to notify parents about the kinds of sensitive information the apps collect and share about their children, a new US federal report has said.
Only 20 per cent of children's apps provided disclosures about their data collection practices, according to a staff report from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released on Monday."

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Location Apps: 4 Privacy Settings You Need to Know

Location Apps: 4 Privacy Settings You Need to Know | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
There are four ways mobile users can control how much information they make available to the world via location-based settings.
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