Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Smartphone’s are everywhere, and we use them for everything from making calls and sending messages to browsing the internet and using apps. 

While these devices have undoubtedly made our lives easier, they also come with certain risks, particularly when it comes to our privacy.

Many Android apps are known for spying on users, and unfortunately, there is no easy way to stop them.

According to recent reports, a growing number of Android apps are collecting user data without consent, including location information, device identifiers, and even sensitive personal information such as contact lists and text messages.

In some cases, this data is sold to third-party advertisers or used to target users with personalized ads. 

While many of these apps are free to download and use, the true cost may be the loss of our privacy and personal information.

The problem is compounded by the fact that there is no easy way to stop these apps from collecting our data.

Unlike on Apple's iOS, Android users have limited control over app permissions, and many apps require access to certain information in order to function properly.

Also, some of these apps are disguised as legitimate services, making it difficult for users to know when their data is being collected and by whom.

How to stay protected?

1. To protect your data, it is crucial to keep away clear of third-party applications and avoid installing any malware applications, even if you find them for free online.

2. Be cautious when granting permissions to any application, as they may use this access to view your personal data, which can be sold to third-party owners.

3. Always exercise caution while sharing your personal data with anyone, and remember to prioritize your privacy above everything else.