Robocalls are a menace to modern society. So you resort to a third-party app to block them and all’s well, right? Actually, no.
As it turns out, many popular robocall-blocking apps such as TrapCall and Truecaller don’t have your best interests in mind.
According to TechCrunch and Dan Hastings, a security researcher at NCC Group, many top robocall-blocking apps share your phone number with analytics firms and uploading device information such as device type and software version to companies like Facebook without your explicit consent,
And while some these apps released “fixes” after getting caught red-handed, the damage is already done. How can you even trust any of them anymore? You could go and read their lengthy privacy policies to see exactly what data they collect, or you can find another way to block and reduce robocalls without using third-party apps. Here’s how you can do that. Read more…