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Do online shopping apps invade your privacy?

Online shopping with mobile apps has become a common activity for many people. It's convenient, easy, and allows us to buy items on our phones or tablets. But with the rise of online shopping, there are concerns about the privacy and security of apps like SHEIN and Temu.

So, what can you do to protect your privacy when using online shopping apps? Read on for a few tips.

  1. Before downloading an app, make sure to read its privacy policy. It explains what data the app takes and how it's used. Search keywords like “collect” and “your data” to save time.

  2. Turn off any data-sharing features you don’t need in your phone’s settings such as location services.

  3. If you’re not using the app regularly, remove it from your phone. Having unused apps on your phone is a big risk. Even if they’re not actively in use, those apps can still collect data.

  4. Look up the app and check security and data collection keywords. Inform yourself first before downloading an app that might be compromising your device data and activity.

  5. You can limit the dangerous data collection of shopping apps by using a website instead.

Following the tips above can help you be more secure from cyber-attacks and if you need help, we’re here.


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