Snippet: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Cookies ☇

Shared on March 26, 2018

Ben Sandofsky, developer of Halide:

This year is turning into a wakeup call for privacy. First we learned about Cambridge Analytica. Now we know Facebook collected call and SMS history for years by abusing Android permissions. It almost feels like every week, we’re seeing another egregious data breach or privacy violation.

Working on a camera app, we have a deep understanding of what’s stored on our phones. We think about privacy a lot, and we’re surprised when people grant access to their photo library without pause.

The post continues with examples of the items that do get shared and how easily, along with what you can do to revoke or limit some access. Also included is the novel idea of pushing photos to Instagram, rather than giving it access to your entire photo library.

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