WIRED: People, Please Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book

I am absolutely certain all of you are way too smart to do this. But just in case you know somebody. People, Please Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book. “THERE’S BEEN SOME controversy over the data that Donald Trump’s campaign app collects. Though the America First app asks before accessing anything on both Android and iOS, it gathers and stores the data from smartphone address books as soon as it is granted permission. The situation probably doesn’t sound like a big deal, especially since the app requests consent, but if you store valuable private information in your contact lists—like security codes, passwords, health information, or social security numbers—it definitely poses a threat.”

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