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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.

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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.

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. Next page: I spy with my little eye...

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