Robocall-Blocker apps are there to keep your mobile phone free from spammers and unwanted phone calls. But do you actually know how safe they are! If you are using any of the Robocall Blocking apps, then this report is worth noticing as it is related to your device’s privacy.
According to Security Researcher, many of the Robocall Blocker apps and other phone-blocking apps are not trustworthy as they steal the data from your phone when you open them.
A renowned security analyzer, Dan Hastings has analyzed some of the most popular Robocall Blocker Apps and concluded the research program with some shocking results. TrueCaller, TrapCall and many other popular apps are not trustworthy as they are stilling the data from your device unwillingly.
These popular spam blocking apps are violating the privacy features and without your consent, they are stealing your phone’s data. The analyzer has compared the privacy and policy of the apps and tested with the phone’s original apps. He found major security breaches with these apps and most of the users are unaware of this.
Majority of these apps are collecting the users’ personal data from their devices. These apps then share your personal data with analytics firms without your consent. The apps will just ask for your permission while you install it, but as per their Privacy and Policy, they can’t share the collected data of the users to any other firm. That is completely illegal.
Free Apps are running adware and they ask for your permissions to fetch the photo gallery, phonebook, contacts app and much more. It is better for you if you avoid using such free apps. Most people go for free apps to avoid paying, but they have to pay a lot in terms of their phone’s privacy. All the data will be accessed by the app.
All the top phone blocking apps have denied on this issue as they already ask the users to give them the permissions of using their contacts etc. This has to be checked before you actually allow them to access your phone’s data such as Photo Gallery, Contacts etc.
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