Apps for Android and Apple have significant vulnerabilities. It can secretly access to photos stored on the smartphone. Once the smartphone user has an Internet connection or a location determination agrees, the apps seem to access the images according to a report of New York Times. The leaders of Google and Apple respond very differently to the allegations.
According to reports, the New York Times Android apps do not need permission to access images. It could so happen that the Apps without the knowledge of the user to send images on to the developer. The Android users would not notice anything. The only indication is a faster upload volume consumed.