Even if you check the permissions before installing an APP they can still send you unwanted advertising in the form of adverts to your messaging service which of course is a form of privacy violation. A way around this can be to use Webroot SecureAnywhere which should detect and quarantine them before they cause too much trouble.
To use your mobile at an airport or similar public WIFI spot safely it’s possible to use Hotspot Shield VPN. It is however likely that even though it protects your data from theft at a public level the Government would still have complete access to your data.
by Stephen Bryen
Smartphones and tablets are great! Unlike desktop computers and “schlep-tops” (laptops that you have to haul around), the smartphone can be attached to your waste or wrist or dropped in your coat pocket or bag. It is super-transportable
The average smartphone today has all the computational power of a computer, a slimmed down operating system, rapid loading of countless APPS (the majority of which are free), and connectivity almost anywhere in the world.
What’s not to like? And like them we do, as does the world. Even though the pace of adoption is just starting to slow, the number of smartphones passed 1 billion units in the third quarter of 2012. That’s a lot of smartphones which have been sold far more rapidly than the PC.
So we should be happy as a lark, or at least as happy as the telecoms who sell us…
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