Qualcomm unveils intelligent protection component of Snapdragon security suite

When they download apps, smartphone users sign up for all kinds of terms and conditions they never read, often legally allowing applications to do whatever they like. Most applications behave well, but some don’t. Why does Flashlight need to know my location? It’s just a bright screen used for finding things in the dark. If I’ve given it permission, it could be sending my global positioning system (GPS) data to a server in Uzbekistan every 10 seconds, which would give a perfect trace of my travels. Whose server is that, anyway, and why are they tracking me? That’s bad behavior. Well, caveat emptor on that one because I gave it permission. But what about bad actors to whom I haven’t given permission, who decide to come in and help themselves…


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