I know that this post has nothing to do with cloth diapers or babies, but will probably apply to a lot of you readers and especially bloggers who use your smartphone applications to help with your blogs or e-mails!! I saw on the news this morning that the "free apps" for smartphones actually may be invading your private text messages, phone calls, and may even track your actual physical location amoung many other things.
Most people get these "free apps" for their phones without reading any of the fine print and terms they have accepted (I know I do). I am assuming because it is so easy to get these "free apps" we assume they are safe or think nothing of them. However, we all need to be aware of some of the access we are giving to these big social media companies. Check out the chart below describing the access we grant to different sites:
I must say that I am not really surprised about this, however it is a little disturbing. I have not yet given into the smartphone craze mostly because of the cost, so I don't have to worry about this problem...however I know tons of people who may be concerned with these findings.
What do you think? Do you think companies have a right to access this personal information?
Do you think it is sneaky how they get your information by having you accept "the fine print" or are you used to "the fine print" by now?
I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions!