Maryann Morgan

Privacy concerns over Temu App, Lawsuit Pending

Those Temu ads seem to pop up everywhere, don't they? It's like they've got their marketing algorithm set to 'constant bombardment' for my Facebook news feed.  Their ads are there to slap me right in the face every day. I have to admit that I have been tempted to order from them because of their cheap prices. They always have beautiful models dressed in trendy, sexy-looking blouses which makes me think, if I can look like that, I will order that top ASAP! But, I just stumbled upon this warning this morning from usatoday.com and it happens to be about Temu.  After reading this, I have to admit my love of purchasing a blouse for a cheap price is giving me second thoughts.  Let's face it, we are all attracted to those bargain deals, especially when it comes to the trendy stuff, but there's a catch to this one that I feel I need to pass along. Privacy Concerns Temu isn't just facing heat for possible labor issues like Shein, but now they're in the hot seat for privacy concerns.  There are lawsuits filed on behalf of more than a dozen plaintiffs in Massachusetts, California, Illinois, New York, and Virginia, claiming that once you download their app, it's like giving Temu a backstage pass to your entire phone.  Malware, spyware, you name it – they're allegedly scooping up way more data than any shopping app needs.  That seems a bit unnerving and a big deal to me. I am not surprised to hear that Temu is denying all this. As a company wanting to protect its assets, denying these claims to protect its back is expected. But with lawsuits pending, it's definitely raising some eyebrows.  I don't know about you, but the last thing I want is some shady app going through my personal info including my personal contacts, photos, and text and private messages. The article's advice about being proactive with app privacy settings really hit home for me.  I went straight to my phone settings after reading that. Did you know that even seemingly harmless apps like Google can have access to stuff like your entire contact list without you even realizing it? I had no idea! I think the takeaway here is to stay vigilant. Whether it's Temu or any other app, it pays to do a little detective work before you hit that download button. Privacy is precious, and it's up to us to guard it as best we can -I do not want strangers to know my business! [select-listicle listicle_id="767883" syndication_name="a-couple-of-lawsuits-have-been-filed-one-involving-brad-pitt-and-the-other-ricky-martin" description="yes"]

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