posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:59 AM
a reply to: Snarl
I did a thread on this exact situation some months ago. I had never seen anything about such apps before I made my own discovery about such apps. I
was curious about, first, why there were so many free apps for that same feature, and why the agreement contract was so extensives. All you have to
do is to closely read the fine print of the contract that you must agree upon when downloading the app.
You should suspect that ANY free app and some you need to actually buy are after your data. The app that I had briefly for a flashlight said that the
company (probably a shame company) had the power to turn on my camera and mic at any time, even when the phone was OFF!
If you look into the myriad of "free" compass downloads and similar apps also, you will find the same sly tactics. It is safe to say that
everything that you put or gets put on your electronic devices communicates personal data to some other(s) collection points.
You need only one rule: We are at their mercy. WE allowed it when we did not raise up strong enough when the innocuous cookies first starting
appearing on our computers back in the early days of the internet. Had we raised enough hell about the invasion of our privacy then, we could have
stopped this madness. But the con job was allowed by government and now it is the biggest benefactor or our personal info of all types. We are
watch, classified, controlled and, thus, owned.