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INFOGRAPHIC: Sneaky Apps That Are Stealing Your Personal Information

By Techopedia Staff | Last updated: July 25, 2012
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Each and every day, people voluntarily enter personal information into social networks, online surveys, smartphone apps and more. The problem is, we don't always know where all this information will end up.

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Each and every day, people voluntarily enter personal information into social networks, online surveys, smartphone apps and more. The problem is, we don't always know where all this information will end up. That's because many sites and apps have proved to be untrustworthy, and have put users' data — and even their personal safety — at risk.

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The key to staying safe online is to reduce access to your data and do what you can to prevent sneaky apps from tracking your every move. This infographic from backgroundcheck.org provides some sobering statistics on the privacy problem, and some best practices on how users can protect themselves.

INFOGRAPHIC: Sneaky Apps and Your Personal Information

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Compiled By: BackgroundCheck.org

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