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How private is that app, really?

How private is that app, really?
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Downloading a fun game like Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds may seem harmless but did you know these apps can spy on you? Many applications have data-collection tools that draw out personal information like your addresses, purchasing history, photos and even your banking information.

Your information can then be given out to advertisers waiting to fill your inbox with annoying ads. Using these suspicious apps on a regular basis can permanently damage your gadget as well as your bank account. Banking information can be stolen outright or an ad-on feature can get this information and send text messages to certain numbers that charge per message.

With a seemingly unlimited number of apps out there that promise entertaining games, challenging puzzles or handy tools, it's hard to figure out what apps keep your confidential information safe. So, how do we protect ourselves from these dangerous apps? We visit my Cool Site for today, of course!

This awesome site shows you an A+ to D rating on how any given app protects its users' private information.

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