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You Really Should Read an App's Service Terms


When you install an app on your phone, do you read the terms of service agreement? Probably not. 

When computer science and engineering professor Justin Cappos of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering describes himself as "pretty paranoid" he not only means he does read those terms-of-service agreements but also often refrains from downloading apps altogether.

"Actually, as a security expert, I am pretty paranoid about apps, especially if they ask for permissions and for things I don't expect," Cappos said. "To be honest, even having a Facebook account would give me anxiety."

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