Samsung updates Security and Privacy Dashboard on Galaxy, gives users more control over how their data gets used - Details
At a time when the importance of data is like never before, every user wants to protect their personal information. As most of the data these days are collected via smartphones, Samsung has updated its Security and Privacy Dashboard on Galaxy. The launch of One UI 5 will make it even easier for consumers to view and change how their data gets shared.
Users can protect a lot of personal information by simply keeping a tab on app permissions. This is the simplest way to ensure your data is not unknowingly being shared.
Here are four important permissions that can help Galaxy device users reclaim their data sharing with just a few quick clicks.
Managing Ads with Ease: Online shopping is the trend of late. But it is very common to get inundated by targeted advertisements once you search for something online. For avid shoppers who do not want to be inundated by targeted advertisements, they can go to the Security and Privacy Dashboard, click the Privacy tab, then go to the Ads menu and select “Delete AD ID.”
This simply means that users can avoid unwanted recommendations as they continue shopping and using their favorite apps.
Control Microphone and Camera Permissions: A lot of times it has been noticed that some apps would try to access your microphone or camera all the time. In such cases, Galaxy users can choose exactly how much of their data can be accessed by a specific app. Users may require different app permissions depending on the situation.
Manage Location-based Services Easily: Location is one of the most common pieces of information that is collected these days. There are several apps on smartphones and other such devices that keep tabs on users’ whereabouts. It is the biggest data points users want to control. The Privacy menu within the Security and Privacy Dashboard lets people see what apps have tracked their location in the past 24 hours.
Keep Your App Preferences Up to Date: Most of the time we download apps only for specific occasions. After using it, these apps are left installed and unused for long periods of time. These apps might continue tracking their data and activity months after installing them, whether or not they are in use. To prevent apps from accessing more data than necessary, Galaxy devices will proactively protect users’ privacy by removing permissions from apps that haven't been used in a while.
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