Is Google Play a risky app?

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is google play a risky app ?

Hi I was wondering if loading apps from Google Play puts you at risk to having your privacy invaded. I heard from someone it cause your phone to be at risk of being hacked. It is uncomfortable to me to see all of the access it wants you to agree to
 

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Re: is google play a risky app ?

Hi I was wondering if loading apps from Google Play puts you at risk to having your privacy invaded.

That will depend on your definition of an "invasion" of your privacy. Some apps want access to your private data. Some do not. Before you install any application, you're given a list of what access the app requires.


I heard from someone it cause your phone to be at risk of being hacked. It is uncomfortable to me to see all of the access it wants you to agree to

That is incorrect. Google Play itself is no more invasive than Apple's App Store or the Windows Marketplace. You need to create an account and provide payment information, which is secured and privatized on servers under the control of Google.
 

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