Top 10 Flashlight Apps Are Stealing Your Data, Even Pics Off Your Phone

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According to Snoopwall, all of the top 10 apps are doing more than what consumers are expecting from a flashlight.

By Benn Swann @ Ben Swann

Nashua NH- The makers of some of the most widely used flashlight apps for smart phones are doing more than just helping you find your lost car keys, they are geo-locating you and stealing your data. At least, that is the claim being made by Snoopwall LLC. Snoopwall is the world’s first “counterveillance” company and according the founder, Gary Miliefsky in a web exclusive interview with Benswann.com, the top ten flashlight apps are stealing you data.

Snoopwall has just released a THREAT ASSESSMENT REPORT

Summarizing privacy and risk Analysis of top 10 Android flashlight Apps. According to Snoopwall, all of the top 10 apps are doing more than what consumers are expecting from a flashlight. For instance, the number 1 flashlight app for Android is the “Super Bright LED Flashlight”. This app has between 100 million and 500 million installs worldwide. So what does the app actually have the ability to do?
• retrieve running apps
• modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
• test access to protected storage
• take pictures and videos
• view Wi-Fi connections
• read phone status and identity
• receive data from Internet
• control flashlight
• change system display settings
• modify system settings
• prevent device from sleeping
• view network connections
• full network access

Others like the Brightest Flashlight Free App, have been sued by the FTC . According to Snoopwall, “But while the FTC.gov has gone after Flashlight Free App, it seems they are still at it and the other 9, as well.  It seems time to ask “where’s the outrage?” – shouldn’t you UNINSTALL your FLASHLIGHT APP today?  The answer is yes!  You might also want to contact the FTC and tell them you are concerned.”

If you are looking for a flashlight app that won’t steal your information, Snoopwall is providing a solution.

“We developed the SnoopWall Privacy Flashlight for Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows smartphones and tablets.  The file size of the SnoopWall Privacy Flashlight application is approximately 72 kilobytes.  It only accesses the light of the webcam and the screen display which is all a flashlight app should be doing anyway.”

Get it today at: http://privacyflashlight.snoopwall.com

This article originally appeared at Ben Swann