Are your smartphone apps spying on you?

Author: Corey Lazar
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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Some of the most popular apps on your phone or tablet could also be the most invasive.

A new report reveals which apps secretly collect the most personal information. found many Android apps for kids are some of the worst.

The site grades applications by how much and what types of information they use. For example, looking at your contacts, GPS location, phone ID and even text messaging habits.

“I read the disclaimers and I just don’t want to take the step forward and have them access my personal information,” said Melody Maria.

Kids games like My Talking Tom and Fruit Ninja are rated as a “D.”

“It can be very concerning,” said Shaun Book with Area 51 PC in Fort Myers.

Book says most of the time the free apps are the worst at data mining and the developer may possibly be selling your information.

“They may offer numerous things for free, but potentially compromising your privacy,” said Book.

To see the rating for apps on your smartphone visit:

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