What technology companies are doing with information from you

Do you know what the big tech companies are doing with your data from smartphones?

Do you know what the big tech companies are doing with your data from smartphones?

The gyroscope on your smartphone may be being tracked all the time. All your messages are being scanned. The information you provide is being passed on to a third party.

Knowingly or unknowingly, when you are downloading an app or signing in to a website, this is how you fall into the unknown trap of tech companies with your information.

A study by the BBC found that the privacy policies and terms of major IT companies were written in a language that needed to be fully understood at university level. Try to understand the meaning of these terms better. You may be surprised at how your information is being used!

1. You are being followed without permission

Many apps ask your permission to find out your location via GPS or Global Positioning System. You may decline this request if you wish. But even if you don't give permission, many apps can monitor your location.

For example, let's say Facebook. Without the GPS of the smartphone but this app collects information about your location. They follow you from the 'check in' on Facebook, or from the 'events' you are attending, and by looking at your IP address.

Twitter does the same. They also want information about your current location. Although they have various arguments to collect this information.

2. Transferring your information to a partner company

When you agree to use the terms of a particular application, you are not simply handing over your information to that company. They are sharing this information again with their partner company or app.

For example, the dating app 'Tinder' exchanges various information collected by its members with other similar dating sites. Sites like ‘OKCupid’, ‘Planet of Fees’ or ‘Match.com’ are getting information from ‘Tinder’ users.

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According to Tinder, this is done for customer service, maintenance and advertising.
For example, when Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016, it added to its privacy policy that data from other Microsoft services would be used.

3. … And you are being forced to comply with third party terms

Amazon says it can exchange users' information with third parties.

Or if you bought an Apple product, the same thing would happen.

A new law, the General Data Protection Regulation, has been in force in the European Union since last May. But even that law did not instruct companies to publish lists of these third parties.

However, Ilid Kalander, a lawyer for a company like Privacy International, said: "This means they can use this information to find out your location, your preferences, the phone numbers of people you know - everything."

He also criticized the use of personal information and violations of privacy policies and demanded that it be stopped or controlled.

Again, Wikipedia does not share any of its customer information with any other company.

4. ‘Tinder’ also collects data from the gyroscope

The collection of this information is not limited to your name, age or location.

‘Tinder’ says that they also take information from your phone’s accelerometer (your movement information is known from it), the gyroscope (the angle at which you are holding the phone, the information is known from it) and the compass.

However, they are not saying what use this information is.

5. Facebook is also keeping track of your deleted search options

Facebook users have the opportunity to delete their search data. But Facebook is not destroying that information immediately. They leave user search information for at least six months.

. অনুসন্ধান Even if the apps are closed, the search does not stop

It can search for your information when you are not on Facebook. Even if you don't have a Facebook account.

Under Facebook's information policy, they work with advertisers, app developers and publishers on their information. In that case, Facebook can send them information about which website you are visiting or what you are buying.
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. LinkedIn also scans your private messages
If you think your private messages are actually 'private', think again.

LinkedIn uses automated message scanning technology in accordance with their privacy policy.

Twitter collects your messages.

They do this to understand you and to protect you.

. And if you are under the age of 18, your parents will have to read these with you

Apple says minors need to read these terms with their parents.

But a study by the BBC found that if adults wanted to read these privacy policies or various conditions, it would take them at least 40 minutes on average. Then think what will happen to a 13-year-old!

9. Don't use your iPhone to make nuclear weapons

In the end, the iPhone is adding to their buyers a sentence that says there is no way to break the law in the United States.