Smartphone apps that spy on owners?

Why do some Android apps say they will take over the hardware of the phone and record videos and images without the owner's consent? Who does this go to, who looks at these videos and images and why?

Update:

Terms of service specifically state this; for example, Weather channel and JP Morgan chase, and citibank apps ALL say this in terms of service. I just want to know what this is all about.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    that's for jealous GF/BF/Husband/wife who doesn't trust their other half. They want to have a copy of text message, call log and location of their other half

    Some use it to steal business information. Just like business spy

    Either way you need to get access to the other person phone first. you can't simply install the program by having someone's phone number

  • 3 years ago

    to make sparkling some factors, "sensible telephone" is the term used to describe ANY telephone that mixes the constructive factors of (working example) a telephone, mp3 participant, information superhighway get entry to and digicam. Android is an working gadget used on a number of contraptions inclusive of pills and cellular telephones. The HTC is working Android. Android marketplace could desire to be on any android gadget yet quiet some greater on your funds/older pill dont have it. The HTC could have it.

  • 8 years ago

    They can not say that they are the ones because it is illegal

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