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Cellphone spying: Is someone seeing your photos, texts, calls and more?

Cellphone spying: Is someone seeing your photos, texts, calls and more?

Have you ever stopped to consider how much your phone knows about you? It struck me again recently as I was texting a friend about the details of my day.

My phone has years of text messages and emails with personal information, saved voicemails, pictures of my family, GPS location data, browsing history, notes and more. It's a record of my entire life wrapped in a bit of metal, plastic and glass. Imagining someone getting their hands on that information gives me chills.

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That's why I set a passcode to keep out casual snoops and install a tracking app to recover or wipe the phone if it falls into the wrong hands. But what if the thief is a bit more dedicated? Could they spy on your phone without you knowing?

I know plenty of you are wondering because I get several emails a day from people worried about it - or trying to find out how to do it! So, without further ado, here's how someone can spy on your phone - and how to stop them.

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