‘Track phone, spy phone messages and give information about the phone User data to some third party companies’.
When you start using a new app or website, there are roughly three permissions that you give knowing or unknowingly to any company that makes an app.
Often companies use very complex words and curved sentences while preparing such documents.
But if these documents are comfortably read we face some surprising realities.
7 Clever Ways Companies Can Use User Data
1. Location tracking
What is the location of your mobile, it is always tracked. Whether you allow it or not. Many apps ask signed permission from consumers whether their mobile can be tracked or not. But even if the user refuses, still the companies know User data about what is the location of your mobile. Famous apps such as Facebook and Twitter do so with the help of an Internet Protocol address.
2. Giving data to affiliates
There are several apps that collect User data and sell information to your competitor and affiliates. These app maker companies argue that they do this to deliver better consumer service to the people. For example, dating apps like Tinder who receive information from their consumers, share it with other dating apps like OK-Cupid, Plenty of Fish and Match.com.
3. Third Party Closure
Amazon writes that they can share User data with third-party apps. Amazon has clearly written that the user carefully read their privacy policies. Phone maker company Apple also share User data. In the recently released European Union General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR), it has not been said that companies have issued their third-party list. Many law-abiding people believe that giving data to companies to a third party company can prove to be dangerous.
On the other hand, Wikipedia does not give personal information about its user data to any third party company for marketing.
4. Data Sharing of Tinder
Sometimes ‘data sharing’ means not to limit the name, age, and location of a user. For example, the dating app tinder clearly states that he also collect much other deeper information. For example, the user held the phone on which angle and how much was the phone’s movement while using the app. The company does not have any answer as to how they use this type of User data.
5. Facebook Search
Facebook offers its users the option of deleting what you searched on Facebook. But despite deletion, Facebook maintains this record for six months that what the consumer has searched in the past.
6. Offline Tracking
Facebook can track your phone even if your phone has a Facebook app and you have not logged into it or created an account. According to Facebook data policy, the company monitors user activities with the help of a Facebook business tool, even if you are not using this tool. According to the company, that information is something like, what kind of phone the user has, what websites they saw, what they did shopping and which ads they saw.
7. Private Message
However, large companies such as Google and Facebook are claiming that they are trying to simplify their written policies given to users.
But the security of the users on online mediums, especially the organizations working for the protection of children, do not consider these efforts of the companies as adequate.