Smartphones from our biggest ‘helpers’ that we carry with us constantly do not only provide useful information.

The applications on these vital devices collect a lot of data about us and use it for various purposes.There are many rumors about smartphones; they capture our fingerprints, they know our voices, they take our eye prints with retina scanners, or they are recorded in our database with our latest face recognition systems, and of course. What is said is that while the reality is present, some situations are very funny.

But with it, many smartphone applications also collect a lot of data about us and mostly sell ads to companies. How do they pick them up?

Sensors, Android, and iOS

Your smartphones have a lot of sensors; they measure a lot of things like where we are, how fast we go. All of these data are used by applications to improve the user experience. The task of these sensors is to let you know that you are on the right track, but it is always a question of how much of the collected data is stored. As you know, the events that OnePlus, which has been interpreted as a big scandal over the last few months, gathered its user identity through the devices it produced, came into agenda.

Google’s privacy policy, on the other hand, is the most important factor that affects the security and privacy of Android devices. Your Google account will not sign in to Android, your device contacts your Google credentials, and your Google data begins to register.

You can also find Apple’s privacy policy online. Although many of the collected data are the same, Apple treats it differently than Google. Face ID is a good example of how Apple will distinguish itself from privacy. According to the saying, Apple collects the data that it collects through Face ID only on the phone. However, some of these data may be shared with third-party applications.

Applications

At the top of the basic information collected by your smartphone and sent back to the company that produced your device, it has all the information collected by the applications you are running. These applications collect data with permission requests that we do not look at.


If you want to know exactly what permissions are granted to an app (Android phone), open the Settings section, then go to Applications and notifications, select an app, and click Permissions. This shows the properties of an application’s data that your smartphone can watch, but you need to examine the usage and privacy policy requirements of that application to know exactly how it is using them. In this context, we are still largely committed to the mercy of application developers as to how your data is used.

On the other hand, Developer Felix Krause talks about something very interesting and obscure about the subject; Allowing an application to view photos in your smartphone also allows this app to see your current location. Because all photos contain geographic labels. However, tracing is done virtually through the browser you use and the sites you enter. What do you think about it?


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