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You are worried about if there is anyone who is tracking your phone to get you ? well that is true, technology have gone to that level and it is just becoming more easy for everyone to grab it.Advertisers have trying their level best to get into smartphones that you really need to worry whether you will ever be able to take a step out of your homes again without a bunch of strangers knowing about it. Location tracking has becoming a common feature for many third-party apps, which actually can easily track you down and able to find your footsteps just through your smartphone.

You might have installed hundreds of apps on your smartphone and do you really know they are safe, you could have install something seems to be very interesting to you and without knowing that it can track your location ? well for all your worries a group of developers wants to give Android Users the opportunity to understand the privacy risks of these apps. MIT Technology Review reports that Rutgers University assistant professor Janne Lindqvist and his group have developed an app that will display a large banner across the front of the screen that reads, "Your Location is accessed by name of the app".
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That means, if you are using an third-party app, and if someone is tracking you down via that app, then the message will appear on at the bottom of your smartphone android screen, anytime any app that accesses the GPS functionality of your smartphone you will get alert about it.

Lindqvist and his group performed a field study that demonstrated to a group of participants just how many of their apps were accessing their location. Not only were the participants surprised to find some of the more innocuous apps on their phone were regularly gathering location data, but many apps failed to effectively inform them that location tracking was taking place at all.

According to the report, “our participants appreciated the transparency brought by our run-time disclosures and that because of the disclosures most of them had taken actions to manage their apps’ location access.” The app should be available on Google Play within the next upcoming months as the beta testing is going on. Soon you will able to get the app for your android smartphone to keep your self in safe place and leave your home without letting strangers to know about it.

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