Many apps and services that are available for Android can only work if they have access to your Google account. While you’re setting up one of these apps, you’ll see a popup that says something like “This app would like to access your Google account,” and the options are “Accept” or “Cancel.” Of course we tap “Accept” here to ensure that the app will work properly, but what are the long-term repercussions of doing that?

Honestly, you’ll probably be fine if you let a bunch of apps access your Google account, because the most sensitive data is still private, and most app developers have no ill… more

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