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Have a Dating App Installed on a Work Device? You May Want to Reconsider… [Infographic]

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Have a Dating App Installed on a Work Device? You May Want to Reconsider… [Infographic]

Meg Rahner February 12, 2016
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Do you have a dating app installed on your work phone? We know Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly, but you may want to reconsider that decision.

Software asset management company Flexera Software analyzed 25 iOS dating apps to determine the risks people may be taking by having a dating app installed on their work phone. The analyzed apps including Grindr, Tinder and OKCupid to determine the kinds of device access these apps may receive after they’ve been downloaded. They found that 88% of the tested apps are capable of accessing a device’s location services, and 60% of the apps were capable of accessing the device’s installed social networking apps, as well as text messaging feature.

In addition, 36% of apps are capable of accessing the device’s calendar, while 24% are capable of accessing the device’s address book. By downloading dating apps on a work device, Flexera warns users they may be inadvertently sharing their business’s information with developers and advertisers.

Here is Flexera’s infographic:

Valentine_Infographic

Meg Rahner

Meg Rahner
Writer
Meg is the PR Coordinator for CircleClick and a writer for MobileFOMO. She is from Erie, Pennsylvania and has a BA in Public Relations from Penn State University. She moved to San Francisco shortly after graduating in 2010 and loves life on the west coast. Since moving to SF, she has contracted for the Academy of Art University's Marketing team, LinkedIn's Recruiting Team, and is excited to be pursuing her passion for writing and PR in her current roles.
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