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Most people don’t know that their smartphone is constantly leaking personal information about them, but this tool tells you what is leaking and where it is going. Genius.

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Safeguarding your information

With the widespread popularity of social networking and mobile apps, personal security is more at risk than ever before. And often, the users of these social platforms and apps don’t even realize that their private and personal information is stored and possibly used elsewhere. And if you’re a business professional, for instance, it’s important that you keep your and your clients’ information secure. Conveniently enough, there is actually an app that can help you with this problem.

MobileScope can be used on any platform, including Android and Windows. It was created and developed by a small group of independent privacy researchers, and it has actually won a prize in a contest organized by the Wall Street Journal.

How MobileScope works

MobileScope monitors all transferred data from the apps you use. If some form of personal information is transferred or accessed, such as your email address or call logs, Mobilescope will let you know about it. That way, you have the power and control over which apps and programs can use your information.

It’s important to note that while MobileScope is an app on your phone, you don’t access the information it finds through it. It can only be accessed from Mobilescope’s website. From the website, you will be able to see how much and which types of your personal data was transferred and which apps transferred the most. If there is a specific type of data you don’t want transferred, you can set up an alert system.

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How MobileScope came to be

The creator of this service built MobileScope to level the playing field between apps and users, to give users a way to protect themselves, and to stay informed. Another motivation of the creation of Mobilescope is to put this problem under the microscope so privacy activists and journalists can inform even more people about app data transfers. It’s all about transparency. And when it comes to your data, it’s better to stay on top of security issues before they become daunting problems.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. SGD2

    August 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    When will it be available? I’m all excited about it.

    • blog seo

      August 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

       @SGD2 Check the link.

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