Beware of apps that sync with your contact list

It’s better to be safe than sorry. A recent research done by Hong Kong investigative news agency Factwire has shown that apps like CM Security, Sync.ME and Truecaller are establishing the databases with phone numbers of billions of people. These apps get synced with the contacts in your phone and build databases of people’s names and phone numbers without your permission.… Continue reading

Is that app safe for your child?

Call it a generational shift, but an innocuous-looking video app has become the latest preying ground for paedophiles. musical.ly app is a social media app that lets you not only create but also share short video clips. With 60 million users, it has become popular among the teens worldwide. The users can create 15-second ‘musical’—video clips of lip-syncing a song, singing and dancing.… Continue reading