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Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission

Robocall Blocking Apps

Are you receiving too much spam calls? Well, Robocall blocking apps are there to block the spam calls that disturbs you. Now the question lies whether these apps are trustworthy or not? According to a recent survey, such apps can easily breach your privacy.

Dan Hastings, a senior security consultant at cybersecurity from NCC Group examined some of the immensely popular Robocall blocking apps. Dan Hastings found out that apps like Truecaller, Hiya and TrapCall are experts in violating the privacy of users.

Why are Robocalls getting worse?

Customers who have installed Robocalls in their smartphones are irritated with the app. They complain saying that they are receiving at least ten spam calls every day. Such automated calls ask for an IRS. IRS is a kind of a fine which you do not require to pay as you don’t owe. Such callers try to dodge a customer into picking up the call.

The spam callers usually ring up using a local number. Even customers these days are filtering their calls by making use of third-party apps. The network providing companies are usually checking out even the minute details before providing a sim to a customer.

Hastings goes onto say that most of these app companies provide your information to the third-party examiners.

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The third-party examiners extract your data and provide it to the app companies. You as a customer do not get to know anything that is going on at the back of you. Pieces of evidence speak that TrapCall did the same thereby violating user’s privacy.

Before you accept the privacy policies of Truecaller your device number, software used and the type of device are displayed before you. This is unacceptable as it is a breach upon your privacy. Such apps even have the guts to go against Apple’s app rules.

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Erin Fox

Erin Fox

From television to the internet platform, Erin switched her journey in digital media with News Brig. She served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for News Brig by writing about the tech domain.

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