We all love gifts. Especially if you get them for free or for having to do so little – like helping South Africa secure the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup for a small gift amounting to $10 million.
So, let’s stick to the topic since all of you are giving many gifts away just by using your phones. And by that I don’t mean text message poetry also known as sexting. So: what kind of gifts are you sending to your phone apps? What does Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype and Gmail know about you?
However, I digress. What does Instagram know about us? Instagram has access to 16 different information types. It is able to, for example:
-Take pictures and videos
-Retrieve running apps
Twitter has access to 23 different information types. It can:
-View Wi-Fi networks
-Read Google service configuration
-Use accounts on the device
Gmail has acces to 27 information types. It is able to:
-Read & modify your contacts
-Write call log
-Read sync statistics
Skype is able to access 33 information types. It can:
-Directly call phone numbers
-Read phone status and identity
-Modify system settings
And now our winner: Facebook. It to 42 different information types, which is, even more than I expect from my future boyfriend. It can:
-Downloads files without notification
-Read calendar events plus confidential information
-Read call log
Enjoy using your phone. After all, it is your private device keeping more than one naked photo secret.