Now days we all are addict of using internet and mobile apps But we must have to ensure our privacy .According to a recent study there are more than 70 percent of smartphone apps that are taking our data and share with third-party tracking companies.
Whenever we install any app on Android or iOS platforms , it asks the user’s permission to access personal information, by this process they take our info and can share your data with third-party companies and they track where you are, how fast you are moving and what you are doing.
for ensuring privacy and To get a picture of what data are being collected and transmitted from people’s smartphones, the researchers from IMDEA Networks Institute in Spain developed a free Android app of their own, called the Lumen Privacy Monitor.this app analyses the traffic apps send out, to report which applications and online services actively grabbing personal data.
according to thier statement “We try to show the details of apps’ hidden behaviour in an easy-to-understand way. It’s about research, too, so we ask users if they’ll allow us to collect some data about what Lumen observes their apps are doing – but that doesn’t include any personal or privacy-sensitive data,” the researchers said in a statement released by the institute.
“We discovered 598 internet sites likely to be tracking users for advertising purposes, including social media services like Facebook, large Internet companies like Google and Yahoo, and online marketing companies under the umbrella of internet service providers like Verizon Wireless,” the study said. on internet More than 70 percent of the apps were connected to at least one tracker, and 15 percent of them were connected to five or more trackers, the findings showed.
“Tracking users on their mobile devices is just part of a larger problem. More than half of the app-trackers we identified also track users through websites. Thanks to this technique, called ‘cross-device’ tracking, these services can build a much more complete profile of your online persona,” the researchers said.