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Mobile Security: How to Secure, Privatize, and Recover Your Devices by Mari Heiser, Jaya Nampalli, Joseph Anderson, Darla Nykamp, Tim Speed

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Who has your data? Round 1…

Even the app stores want your data. Who knew a mobile device could make you so popular?

The truth is out there

So far, we have seen that Carrier IQ and your service provider may have copies of your call and text logs and even your text message contents. But it doesn't end there.

The Carrier IQ app is just that, an app. It has the possibility of gathering vast amounts of information about you. Because the Carrier IQ app can do it, so can other apps. Smartphones are equipped with unique device identifiers, which generally cannot be removed. This allows cell phone service providers to recognize your phone. It also allows apps and ad companies to do so.

Studies on Android apps have shown that several apps collect personal information, ...

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