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Beware! These Three Applications Are Stealing Your Contacts.

Three very popular mobile phone apps that help users block spam calls have been building up searchable databases of people's names and phone numbers - sometimes without their permission.

A report from Hong Kong investigative news agency Factwire found that these apps CM Security, Sync.ME and Truecaller have built up databases with billions of people's phone numbers - uincluding top politicians in Hong Kong and the UK.
The apps let users "reverse look-up" calls from numbers they do not recognise - but take much of their data from users' contact lists.

CM Security says it has temporarily halted its "reverse look-up" function to address privacy concerns, while Sync.ME and Truecaller say people can opt out from their databases via their websites.

Use these apps at your own risk.

Credits: BBC

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