Are The Apps You Download to Your Phone Misusing Your Data?

Turns out, even when the law requires an application developer to handle your data with care, the app doesn’t always comply, or – it tricks you into giving the provider permission to “Misuse Your Data”…”The primary issue, though, was the way apps undermine user privacy with sneaky tricks like bundling requests together, hiding the most privacy-friendly settings or using questionable advertising permissions.” 

Note: This article was published in the UK where GDRP laws are cracking down on data misuse – While the US doesn’t have GDRP yet, you should be concerned with how these companies use and misuse your data for their own gain and marketing advantage. Remember, whoever has your data can (in many ways) become you…   

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/26/sneaky_apps_toe_the_line_of_lawfulness_says_which/