Are APPS (UN)SAFE

gowritells By gowritells, 28th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/90coe3hv/
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As technology has improved, it has increased the comforts in our lives.By and by there are also discomforts which were never imagined. Increase in awareness of these discomforts as well as remedies,is very much needed for us as responsible citizens and also as parents.

Smart Living with SMART communication

The invention of the smart phones has brought a drastic change in our lives.The increase in demand for the new updated versions of these mobiles has shown tremendous impact on the life style and thinking of each and every user.
The SMART phone as the name, was originally developed to make the communication system better. The cause for the increase in use of smartphone (or smart phone) is the advanced mobile operating system which typically combine the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), media player and GPS navigation unit.
Most smartphones have a touchscreen user interface and can run third-party apps, and are camera phones. Smartphones from 2012 onwards also have high-speed mobile broadband, internet web browsing, motion sensors, and mobile payment mechanisms.
All these features were added to make people more smart and live life in a smarter way.
But, is this smarter way of living we really aspired for?
As we all know, there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action and so where there is good there is also evil and where there is an advantage, there we can surely expect a disadvantage.There is no need of getting surprised when this disadvantage is with the smart way of communication, we developed for a better living.

What are these APPS

The smart phones has got a provision of downloading APPS which is generally used as a source of entertainment especially by children.The term "app" is a shortening of the term "application software".
These apps are nothing but software programs designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.Apps are operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry App World. Some apps are free, while others must be bought.
The same app can cost the average Smartphone user a different price depending on whether they use iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry 10 devices.

(UN)SECURED Entertainment

Guided use of an educational app may be a source of motivation and engagement for children in their early years.
The most popular choice for parents who don't want to confront their children yet be able to keep an eye on them is advanced tracking services through which we can monitor location of the children and also receive alerts about the child's activity
We can save, organise and share all our best moments and memories.
It has increased our awareness and knowledge in different areas,saving time,money and energy.
Increased social networking and sharing.
With all these advantages,there are many disadvantages which have developed insecurity among us.
We are able to track the locations but it has also increased our rate of suspicion each and every moment, inquiring our children about the details of the area where they visited.
The social networking sites have also increased the risk of contacting strangers who may prove to be troublesome for us in future.
Children are more at risk, downloading the games which are unsecured sites.
Unsecured sites often demand for sharing our personal information to download a software which have to be monitored.
Game programs do entertain children but there are some sites which allow the user to play but access the details stored in the device while the child is busy playing.
There is significant security risk due to apps for businesses, because they transfer unprotected sensitive data to the Internet without knowledge and consent of the users. Reports of stolen corporate data show how quickly corporate and personal data can fall into the wrong hands. Data theft is not just the loss of confidential information, but makes companies vulnerable to attack and blackmail.
The apps have also given scope for the malicious people who increase insecurity in us.

All these aspects have to be considered before using the apps so that we are safe from the unsecured apps and dangerous people who may be unknowingly known to us.

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Apps, Communcation, Downloads, Help, Locations, Safety, Smartphones, Strangers

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author avatar Legend
29th Apr 2015 (#)

Very true. Only install verified apps and teach your children responsible behavior

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author avatar Ptrikha
30th Apr 2015 (#)

Many of the Apps ask for personal details and even sharing locations of the pictures stored. One has to be careful when using such Apps. One way of keeping safe is to switch off Mobile data usage and Wireless when we need to access certain Apps such as games Offline, and switch on Online connection only when required.

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