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Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self

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By RACHEL LERMAN

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I've already seen my older self, I want to go back to the younger one !

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Many apps these days want access to a lot of unnecessary information. The way apps and a lot of large companies are now making money is by selling user information. That is why you should be careful about what apps you download and careful manage your permission settings. Photots, locations, call history, search history, and so much more are saved on the servers of these companies. This information is then sold off. These types of things are typically buried into the user agreements. Its part of the reason they make user agreements so convoluted is because they hope you get tired of reading and fail to take notice of certain things placed in the middle.

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The app may not be getting access to all your pictures but the article ignores the apps terms of service which grants the company the rights to the photos you do give it access to.

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It's a Russian organisation - hence the concern.

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