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Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission

Erin Fox

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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.

Erin has around 2 years of experience in writing news bulletins for online publications, and she recently joined our team as an Author (Technology). She is a tech geek and has a better understanding of Technology trends and updates. She keeps herself updated about the latest technology happenings around the world. So, she writes technology news bulletins on the website, and apart from writing, she does check all news before publishing for grammar and other things to make sure we have high-quality content on the website. She is in love with Photography and traveling the world. Thus, she has been traveling to many countries and their cities. She loves to explore the tradition and culture of different regions of this world.

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Mobile Phone LBS services set to be the next big tech revolution

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With major players like Nokia, Apple and Google playing a major role in the realm of location-based services, the Mobile phone location-based services or LBS services as they are known to be. The focus on real-time location services and location-based services has become one of the prominent options. The growing reliance on smartphone-based location services has become one of the guiding factors for achieving the best results.

Mobile Phone Location-based Services

 

The health sector and other location-based services have become one of the preferred choices and have been prospering to a considerable extent. Set to grow towards an unprecedented growth by 2022, you will find that it has been one of the best options for services like Backpage have benefitted to a considerable extent through these LBS services.

The LBS has proved to be an efficient option and can be used efficiently in collecting details about the spread of the diseases, disease surveillance, and similar other options. The LBS systems have also found increased use in healthcare protocol system. The location-based services are also aimed at providing e-prescriptions and similar other digital solutions.

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The growth of location-based services has been capable of improving the status of performance. There have been growing importance associated with smartphone use in markets like China and India. The technique is also being used in the industrial sector where it can help you improve the performance of supply chain management.

The reports have been indicating that the technology would help you achieve the highest standards in terms of technology and pave way for huge growth in the days ahead.

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PC Building Simulator Launched: Now available on Console

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PC building simulator is now available on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Not only this it would also be available on Steam, GOG, and humble. Most of you are already familiar with the PC building simulator. For the one who doesn’t know, it is a game in which players can create the Monster PC rigs.

It is the cognitive dissonance of building a virtual PC on a console. Not only this, PC building simulator is a full-fledged story mode in which players can take over their uncle’s repair shop. In this, Players can repair and build custom high-end PC making the big bucks.

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There is a lot in the free mode of the simulator. Players can virtually create Monster PC using OEM licensed parts from makers including ADM, Razer, NZXT, Nvidia, Cooler Master and more.

In addition to this, players would have access to to the motherboard BIOS and software like 3D Mark. They can build, test, overclock and benchmark their creations.

PC Building Simulator previous start

The PC Building Simulator not new, as it has already started its life on Itch.io website. On that platform, indie developers share their passion projects and game jam experiments for free.

As it was launched on Steam Early Access. It gets quickly viral and earned 700,000 downloads with positive reviews.

Availability and pricing

PC Building Simulator has been available on Playstation store, Microsoft store and Nintendo eShops. It would be available on these platform for $20 for a limited period of time. You can grab it, before the further rise in price.

Every game lover, who have never tried it before must try as it would be a learning experience for them. It will help the newcomers in the game world to allay their fears about the complexity of building their own system.

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Google Pixel owners can claim up to $500 in class action settlement

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In the first half of this year, Google agreed to pay a sum to its customers for the class action settlement. Consumers said that the renowned company is responsible for selling defective smartphone pieces. Moreover, the Pixel phone sold is the first generation with non-functional microphones.

If you are the owner of a Pixel or a Pixel XL and purchased before January 7th, 2017 then only you are eligible for a sum of money. The settlement price is quite complicated. Customers who have faced a microphone issue is only eligible for the amount of money.

Other than this, the company will pay only $20 to any Pixel or Pixel XL owners. The owners are eligible only if they have bought the device before January 7th, 2017.

Which customers are eligible to get a refund against their device?

A customer is eligible for a refund only if they live in the United States of America. The manufacturing date of the Pixel or the Pixel XL must be before January 4th, 2017.

At the same time, the customer has purchased the phone for his use and not to resell it. Along with that, a person who hasn’t received a replacement device against a complaint after January 3rd, 2017.

Moreover, the customer shouldn’t be an employee with Google, any family member of the judges, or a lawyer by profession.

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If you are a customer who has fulfilled all the criteria’s laid down by the company, then you are good to go. Being a customer, you have to apply to the class actions website.

At the same time, you have to produce documents before the company. Sign up with your name, address, and every other piece of information. If you have already started your problems previously to the company, then you are not required to sign up.

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