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Time for IT to take control of mobile apps

IT is seeing a very dangerous collision of two trends: BYOD and mobile apps. IT’s job is, among other things, to protect corporate data, a portion of the company’s intellectual property. And yet easily downloaded consumer apps are threatening that data security by sharing their sensitive data with mobile apps that have almost infinite capabilities.

Consider this reference from a scary story courtesy of The Intercept: “When launched for the first time, [popular app Sarahah] immediately harvests and uploads all phone numbers and email addresses in your address book. Although Sarahah does in some cases ask for permission to access contacts, it does not disclose that it uploads such data, nor does it seem to make any functional use of the information.”

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