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Phone data is being shared?

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Smartphones were in many stockings this Christmas season.

Despite their popularity, many smartphone users and app-junkies remain unaware about what information they could be sharing along with those photos and tweets.

Some users might be aware that apps like Instagram, which offers the option of location-based photo sharing.

Jason Hong, a mobile privacy specialist found that even the popular game "Angry Birds," transmits the user's location and other information while it is in use.

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