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Facebook starts (and deletes) another “security” app that tacitly tracks your data

by Sadia Liaqat
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Facebook is up to its old traps again after just fourteen days since the last contention regarding Onavo Protect VPN application that professedly tracks client information stood out as truly newsworthy.

This time it has thought of another “security” application called Bolt App Lock whose essential capacity is to bolt different applications display on cell phones. The application enables clients to include extra safety efforts, for example, designs, PIN codes, or unique finger impression acknowledgment to applications that they don’t need others to get to effectively.

Be that as it may, this application has another sly component which tracks client action and sends the gathered information to Facebook. This was affirmed by the application’s posting, on Google Play which said that the Bolt App Lock gathers information with respect to different applications display on a client’s gadget.

It additionally said that the application gathers “data about when those applications are utilized, and gadget and system data.”

Also, the revelation said that as a piece of Facebook, it can send the gathered data to the organization keeping in mind the end goal to “enhance Facebook items and administrations, pick up bits of knowledge into the items and administrations individuals esteem, and manufacture better encounters.”

Accumulation of versatile application utilization and related data has just assisted the web-based social networking goliath with gaining a few upper hands over opponents like Snapchat.

Despite the fact that Facebook erased the application not long after its dispatch, it is very clear that the organization plans to acquire such bits of knowledge by the making of applications which deceive users and tracks their movement.

Subsequent to accepting such a large amount of pessimistic consideration, a Facebook spokesperson issued a statement to TechCrunch calling it a “little, brief test.”

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