Many Facebook users never bother to even use the site’s privacy tools. The LinkedIn iOS app was collecting info from user’s calendars, passwords and notes and sending it to the company’s servers without users’ knowledge.
Many smartphone and tablet apps reveal personal information.
Changes may be on the way, as Internet firms realize that even if consumers don’t pay enough attention to privacy and security online, the government or watchdog organizations do.
Here’s an infographic from Background Check on “Sneaky Apps & Your Personal Information.”
Compiled By: BackgroundCheck.org