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Are 'stalking apps' hidden on your smartphone?

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is cautioning the public about so-called stalking apps. Jacqueline Connor, an attorney with the FTC's Division of Privacy & Identity Protection, explains in a blog post this week that these apps are a type of software known as spyware that someone adds to your phone without your knowledge. Sign up for the free Money Talks Newsletter Stalking apps enable a third party to use your phone to track you or monitor details of your smartphone activity without your knowledge.
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