9 iPhone-iPad Apps That Invade Your Privacy, and 1 That Doesn't | Is that trojan | Scoop.it

Most iPhone and iPad apps appear harmless and fun, but don't fall for them. Some apps are virtual Trojan horses that swipe personal data when you're not looking.


When we're looking to download the latest mobile app, we're generally not thinking about what it will do with our personal information. But many apps collect user information and share it with third parties, such as ad networks and analytics companies, in order to make a profit. They often access contact lists and calendar details, track our location and more. Plus, as many of us start using our own mobile devices for work use, we're putting company data at risk simply from the apps we've already downloaded.