Robocall-blocking apps assure of blocking spam phone calls but, how trustworthy are they? Never fall for what they claim is what a security researcher says!
Dan Hastings, a senior security consultant at cybersecurity firm, NCC Group checked the credibility of some most popular apps including TrapCall, Truecaller and Hiya and found that they breached users’ privacy.
The researcher quotes, "If most people took the time to read and try to understand privacy policies for all the apps they use (and are able to understand them!), they might be surprised to see how much these apps collect."
The company defends by saying, "TrapCall only shares phone numbers with service providers who power our internal analytics and app messaging platforms. Additionally, service providers are prohibited from using TrapCall data for their own or any other purpose.”