Many people who download apps fail to read the fine print. The fine print that states that you, the user, agree to provide access to any and all data on your device — and in some cases even your microphone and camera. Some of the biggest offenders: Waze and What'sApp.
The terms and conditions clearly state that the user relinquishes access to their emails, address book, location and other very private personal info. Even driving data. And when linked with other social media accounts, like Facebook and Twitter, your "anonymity" vanishes.
Not only are you sharing your personal data with the app provider by clicking "I agree" on the apps' Terms and Conditions, you are also agreeing to allow others, third parties, to access your content, your contacts and all your private information. This occurs on your mobile phone, tablet and now on wearables. You are giving permission to be tracked and for your personal info to be shared. In other words, you are relinquishing all rights to privacy and facilitating a potential security intrusion.
"Pokemon Go" is just the latest app to take advantage of "data access."