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Most common tactics used by mobile apps to snatch your data [Infographic]

Safety online is becoming a greater concern by the day. As technology assumes a more central role in our lives, from entertainment to education, from socializing to buying basic goods, our digital footprint acquires greater weight and importance.

The same goes for our protected data, as weak passwords and scams like phishing can damage our reputation, relations, and finances, among other things.

The infographic that follows will show you how big companies that provide free service (read: social networks) get to know you better than your own parents and what they do with this knowledge. It will also help you learn more about the most common tactics used to snatch your data.

This infographic originally appeared here. Republished with permission. Submit your copyright complaints here.

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Arvind Lakshminarayanan

Arvind is the editor-in-chief of Big Data Made Simple. He is also a content specialist at Crayon Data.