A GUIDE TO APP-INESS: DANGERS

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Over the last few years, the mobile phone has become such an asset to us that it has almost become a part of who we are. We constantly have and hold them wherever we go; they have become a very important part of our lives; our virtual being is stored in a device the size of your hand (Majdalani, 2016). We depend on several apps daily to stay connected, to the outside world as well as family and friends, as they are the medium through which the conversation goes through. Although there are many affordances, there are dangers that exist, specifically spying and surveillance apps that inform on their users.

For instance, your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder or maybe your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. For millions of people, it’s not hypothetical…

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