Nov 262016
 
 November 26, 2016  Breaches, Business

James Walker writes:

Concerns have been raised over the privacy afforded by caller ID apps such as Truecaller and CM Security. The apps are storing the details of billions of people in publicly searchable databases. People who have never used an app are also affected.

Three billion phone numbers and identities have been collected by the likes of Truecaller, Sync.ME and CM Security, according to a report by FactWire that was published in the Hong Kong Free Press earlier this week.

Read more on Digital Journal.  And if you missed it, I had reported earlier this week that the privacy commissioner of Hong Kong had followed up on the concerns.

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