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MyPermissions Privacy Cleaner protects your personal information on Android and iOS


Developer: MyPermissions Download: Android, iOS
Category: Security Price: Free

No matter how much control over app permission you're given by Android and iOS, it never seems enough. That's why apps like MyPermissions can help wonders on your quest for maximum privacy control. MyPermissions is a "privacy cleaner" which scans the apps on your phone, the social networks you use every day, as well as any remnants of those you’ve stopped using and have forgotten about a long time ago. It lets you discover which apps may pose a threat to your sensitive information and find trusted alternatives so you can stay connected, but also safe.

The easy to use privacy cleaner lets you view your overall "risk score" and reports which apps are the greatest threat to it. The trusted app suggestions it gives can reduce your data vulnerability. The selection for alternatives is done by the user community, which reports what apps it trusts, uninstalls, and flags. This way, MyPermissions determines risk scores for apps, and lets others know which apps they can trust and which are better to be avoided. It can also scan major social networks apps on your phone to see what apps have access to your information, and what data they have access to. With the privacy cleaner, you get the opportunity to enable 24/7 protection to get real time alerts when apps gain access to your personal information, and either confirm your authorization, or revoke it immediately.

MyPermissions provides an easy to understand view over which apps have which permissions for certain kinds of activities, such as post in your account, read your text messages, access your browsing history, contacts, and other stuff. There's also the possibility of Improving your protection by connecting to the online accounts of social networks that you'd like to scan. The app has a service that will check for external connections and third-party apps that may be using your account to access private information. With the dashboard, you can easily get an overview of who's accessing your data on all your monitored services.

MyPermissions Privacy Cleaner is free to download and use, with some limitations in place. It will scan and monitor your phone for free, and the initial online service is also gratis. But additional services are unlocked with a paid subscription.

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