Charles Sturt University Senior Computer Science Lecturer Dr Ashad Kabir said there is always a risk that your data could be shared or sold when using mobile apps and sharing information online.

He said Google and Apple app stores were required to have privacy policies, but people often weren't bothered to read them. 

"If you are using the technology, someone is watching at the backend always," he said.

They are a business, so they are looking at how to make money. You either charge the user to use the app or sell the data to ad companies to make money out of that. We need to accept the truth that you either pay money to use the app or you might be compromising your data.".

He said it would be "very easy for a company to identify what is happening between two people" in the case of dating app location information.

Period03 May 2022

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