are also alleged to read text messages via their apps, while apps from smaller companies allow them to extract private details about users’ lives.They can even remotely take images from users’ handset cameras and even dial their phone and intercept calls without them knowing.The technology that powers texts allows people to put custom names in when they send messages – allowing people to easily pretend to be Google, Apple or anybody else.As such, the main thing is to never give any information over text message, and only use it as a way of showing alerts.They are a source for incredibly rich information about people’s lives.A lot of apps are fronts for various companies who are now capturing this data.’ A spokesman for Facebook said the request for permission to read text messages was to allow the app to read and write data between itself and the phone’s SMS feature, rather than for the company to trawl individuals’ messages.
So it’s free to call and join Lavalife, free to record a personal greeting, free to browse, AND I can receive free text notifications to my profile?
You never know who is texting you, or who you are texting – so treat it with extreme caution.
One of the more recent scourges coming over SMS are i Cloud scams.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Setting up and replying to personal ads online can get expensive.