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Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by TechPlace24(m): 9:38pm On Sep 30
Mr Joseph Dogo, the founder of Digital Hub, has warned users to be careful of downloading Apps as some could be ridden with harmful adware.

Dogo on Friday told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that some Apps record audio, which is a privacy breach, without user’s consent.

Dogo emphasised that some adware in question could also breach devices, drain battery life or completely infect them to the point that they might need replacement.

“Some of these Apps have been downloaded over a million times by people from the Google Play Store and android users can avoid downloading them.

“However, they must take the time to read the cavalcade of negative reviews,’’ he said.

The expert also said that when some of these Apps were downloaded, they could come up with intrusive advertisements, upon use.

“These Apps are capable of showing promotions on a user’s device sometimes, even if the former has not been opened.

“They will continue to run in the background, even if their shortcut is uninstalled.

“Full-screen ads will start to pop up and are difficult to close, so users need to be careful to avoid downloading them in the first place.’’

“Adware can also infect handset; it can also be used to generate revenue and data for a third-party.

“Sometimes these Apps come up with commands for you to give permission to record audio at any time without user confirmation, let mobile device users be warned.’’

See More At; https://www.techplace24.com/2019/09/30/founder-of-digital-hub-warned-nigerians-on-phone-apps-that-secretly-record-calls/

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by TechPlace24(m): 9:39pm On Sep 30
cc lalasticlala

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by nairalandposter: 9:40pm On Sep 30
both humans and apps are audio recording devices.

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by cenaman(m): 9:40pm On Sep 30
OK

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by subtlemee(f): 9:42pm On Sep 30
Our privacy ended the day we embraced technology...now Google even knows my house number and the name of my street

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by nairalandposter: 10:04pm On Sep 30
subtlemee:
Our privacy ended the day we embraced technology...now Google even knows my house number and the name of my street

that's been common knowledge for years, is something new?

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:36pm On Sep 30
The main thing is that these apps will continue to run in the background, even if their shortcut is uninstalled.

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by StrikeBack(m): 10:36pm On Sep 30
Na una sabi. Una go listen e go tire una.

Wetin Nigeria dey contribute for this world sef??

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by jolokae: 10:36pm On Sep 30
Which app is that?

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by johnmattew: 10:38pm On Sep 30
all apps from Facebook,Google and china are guilty of this

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Timileyin1234(m): 10:38pm On Sep 30
Android and wahala are like 5&6
Thank God I escaped

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by spartoo: 10:39pm On Sep 30
No matter how hard we try, we can't totally control how intrusive apps have become nowadays. It has become a small world afterall.

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by J111333(m): 10:39pm On Sep 30
He who needs a private life needn't technology. cheesy

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by JubrinElSudan: 10:39pm On Sep 30
That was how I downloaded one app they said can monitor people's phone. Till now I can't uninstall it angry cry

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by UdyOgwoUde(m): 10:39pm On Sep 30
Na why I dey use small touchlight phones dey make & receive only calls.

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Ekakamba: 10:40pm On Sep 30
Please what did he say in essence? Mind you, I read everything.

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by hooged: 10:40pm On Sep 30
Imagine

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by lascopes(m): 10:41pm On Sep 30
I make sure I check the reviews since I lost my precious Huawei to one of them malicious apps

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Flexherbal(m): 10:41pm On Sep 30
Noted!

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Truthbites: 10:42pm On Sep 30
subtlemee:
Our privacy ended the day we embraced technology...now Google even knows my house number and the name of my street

And has the pictures!

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Rootprof(m): 10:42pm On Sep 30
Abeg who fit list few apps that is capable of this act

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by kennosklint(m): 10:43pm On Sep 30
Dogo ke!!! Mtcheew

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by DeHumbleTboy(m): 10:43pm On Sep 30
MANNABBQGRILLS:
The main thing is that these apps will continue to run in the background, even if their shortcut is uninstalled.
na that part weak me. Well I no get privacy. Make them de breach abi na bleach de go. grin grin cheesy

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Best147(m): 10:48pm On Sep 30
Lol

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Antara0503(m): 10:49pm On Sep 30
nairalandposter:
both humans and apps are audio recording devices.
hmmm#word

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by Best147(m): 10:49pm On Sep 30
JubrinElSudan:
That was how I downloaded one app they said can monitor people's phone. Till now I can't uninstall it angry cry
Lol
Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by NUJABEZ: 10:49pm On Sep 30
Timileyin1234:
Android and wahala are like 5&6
Thank God I escaped

50k Android and 400K Androids are not mates.

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Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by luminouz(m): 10:50pm On Sep 30
subtlemee:
Our privacy ended the day we embraced technology...now Google even knows my house number and the name of my street
Not only Google, I do too! grin
Re: Joseph Dogo Warns Nigerians On Phone Apps That Secretly Record Calls by ideatoprince18(m): 10:51pm On Sep 30
Same way I hate true caller..... This same true caller made my G.F to know that I did not really travel to P.H!!!!....

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