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You are a Threat to Your Mobile Data!

So you think your mobile is safe and that you are protected by your antivirus! Well, your mobile is safe until you give the permission to share your data. Upon installing applications like TrueCaller, you give the application access to your address book. Thus the application uploads all your contact cards and stores your address book into the company’s server.

So all your contacts are shared. All your family contacts are shared. All your friends contacts are shared. All you business contacts are shared. What happens to this data?! This is shared with millions of people around the world without the consent of your contacts (family, friends, business contacts, acquaintances).

Most probably this data will become the biggest centralized contact data storage in the world (always updated). Truecaller might sell premium services to customers who are willing to pay for such data.

So in other words, YOU are a big threat to your data by giving such applications access to your info and data.

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140729132307-9362872-you-are-a-threat-to-your-mobile-data?published=t

MVNO’s in KSA With The Wrong Mix

Kingdom towerIn a country which has 3 MNO’s, over 50 million subscribers, and huge margins of profit in billions of Saudi Riyals, Saudi Arabia’s Mobile ecosystem seems to be perfect on the outside. The market is sexy, appealing, and profitable to any MNO or MVNO. The market is still underutilized in several fields of technology but not in network resources (overloaded). M2M, cloud, Mobile Financial services, & data are among these yet to be utilized efficiently in such market.

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