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In some cases, AT&T's "fake" 5G is slower than other 4G networks. <br><br>See at Amazon Read CNET's review Now playing: Watch this: Dell's G5 15 is one of the best entry-level gaming laptops... 1:32 Lenovo Legion Y530<br>Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo's Legion Y530, Y730 and Y7000 gaming laptops can all be found for $1,000 or less, so it really comes down to what components and design features you want in it. The Y7000's chassis (pictured) looks a bit more like a gaming laptop, while the Y530 can be found with higher-performance components for the money and the Y730 has more gaming extras like an RGB-backlit keyboard with a row of assignable macro keys. <br><br>By now, my fellow CNET editors and I have gotten an extensive first-hand taste of 5G on seven networks, in 11 cities spanning Los Angeles to Seoul, with four brands of phones. We've conducted dozens of speed tests on the benchmarking app Speedtest.net and downloaded movies and apps dozens of times from services like Google Play, Netflix and Amazon Prime. <br><br>Nowhere is that point drawn more clearly than in President Donald Trump's increasing interest in 5G, which so far includes stopping a buyout to keep US chipmaker Qualcomm independent, signing an executive order to ban No. 1 5G infrastructure company Huawei from operating with US companies, and even pushing for 6G upgrades as quickly as possible. (6G doesn't exist yet.)<br><br>"Think of software updates like vaccinations for your smartphone," Hart said. "The methods that criminals use to hack into your phone and steal your data are constantly evolving, so the ways that we protect our smartphones need to evolve too."  <br><br>Seoul 5G snapshot: We got the chance to run a few Speedtest.net benchmarking tests on the Galaxy S10 5G in downtown Seoul, near City Hall, courtesy of Cho Mu-Hyun, who writes for our sister site ZDNet. Results on SK Telecom's network were three to four times faster than LTE in terms of download speed and up to twice the expected upload speed. <br><br>PUBG's update #30 has a new feature called Radio Messages that will let players send short messages to their teammates without using voice chat, according to the patch notes on Wednesday. This addition is similar to Apex Legends' Ping system.<br><br>Joshua Goldman/CNET 5G networks around the world are sprouting up as pinpricks in cities and neighborhoods, largely acting as hotspots that will give your phone some impressive juice if you're standing in just the right place with just the right device. But move a block farther, enter a building or hop into a car and that 5G connection is just as likely to revert to 4G. Or the connection might hiccup and lose its grasp on 5G on its own.
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id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> There are ways to keep your data safe on your phone.<br><br>Angela Lang/CNET Can you really trust the apps on your phone? Researchers discovered that over 1,000 apps that "bent the rules" have horned in on your privacy, even when you told them not to. These apps that gathered precise geolocation data and phone identifiers without the owners' knowledge. Pretty creepy stuff, especially considering all the private and personal stuff you have on your phone -- names, dates, password and credit card information, the location of everywhere you go. Photos of the people in your life.<br><br>Unfortunately, there's no way to tell at face value if an app is tracking you, even when you say stop, and no protection is foolproof in today's world of ever-evolving technology. An app that behaves well today could turn into a bad actor tomorrow if the company behind the app is sold, changes its direction or winds up compromised because of a flaw. <br><br>We reached out to data privacy experts for their top tips to protect your personal data when using apps. Here are their seven suggestions.<br><br>Use a password manager<br>The strongest passwords are random strings of characters. A series of letters, numbers and symbols in no particular order is less likely to be found in the dictionary and harder for a computer to crack with brute force. The downside is that these complex passwords are much harder to remember.<br><br>This is where a password manager app comes in handy. Password managers keep all your passwords in one encrypted and password-protected app. They also generate and remember strong passwords. While apps like Google Chrome and Samsung's proprietary phone app will offer to save passwords for you, security experts always go to the password manager.<br><br>It's also best to avoid using the same password for multiple accounts. If one account is compromised in a data breach, all the accounts are compromised. With a password manager, each one of your accounts can have a different, complex and hard-to-crack password. Some will even generate passwords for you.<br><br>Joe Baker, an IT Systems Administrator at Anderson Technologies, recommends LastPass (download for iOS or Android).<br><br>James Martin/CNET Use a VPN on public Wi-Fi<br>If you're going to get on a public Wi-Fi network while on your phone instead of using your mobile data, experts suggest using a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN can keep your data from being snooped on by other people lurking on the same public network. They can also mask your data transmissions, avoid filtering and censorship on the internet and allow you to access a wider variety of content around the world.<br><br>For our purposes, it can shield you from having to get on a free public network that others can use to gain access to your phone. When looking for a provider, it's important to research the company to find out if it's well-known and trustworthy. The Apple App Store and the Google Play Store have dozens of VPN apps that are free, but some have questionable practices, so take care.<br><br>Regardless of how frequently you plan to use a VPN, it's important to read through the service agreement so you know what data might be collected and where it will be stored. See CNET's guide to the best VPNs.<br><br>Be mindful of app permissions<br>One tip that almost all of the experts mentioned was double checking which permissions the app asks for. You should also ask yourself whether it makes sense for an app to ask for certain permissions. An app asking for access to data that isn't relevant to its function is a major warning sign.<br><br>"[If] you're downloading a simple app for a pocket calculator for instance and the app is requesting access to your contact list and location," said Stephen Hart, CEO of Cardswitcher. "Why would a calculator need to see your contact list and location? Requests like that should ring some alarm bells."<br><br>Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET In addition to paying attention to permissions that you grant to an app, it's also important to monitor how your phone behaves after you download it. Shlomie Liberow, a technical program manager and security guru at HackerOne, said that drastic changes in your device's battery life are another red flag, since malicious apps can constantly run in the background. <br><br>"If after installing an app, you notice your battery life decreasing faster than usual, that may be a tell-tale sign that the app is up to no good and is likely operating in the background," Liberow said. <br><br>Last December, digital security firm Sophos released a list of almost two dozen apps that were found guilty of click fraud resulting in data overages and dramatically draining the device's battery life.<br><br>Here's how you can keep your app permissions in check.<br><br>Research the app or company<br>While you can't tell at face value if an app has sinister motives, a quick Google search can supply more information. The experts suggested searching the name of the app and the phrase "data scandal" or "scam." Hart said the results should tell you if the company has experienced any recent privacy or data leaks.<br><br>"This search should also tell you if data breaches are a common occurrence at that company and, if they have experienced any, how they have responded to them," Hart said. "If the company has been affected several times and done nothing to address the problem, steer clear of the app -- it suggests that they aren't taking the issue seriously." <br><br>Baker said it's wise to avoid an app if it's the only one a developer has produced or if the developer was responsible for any other shady apps.<br><br>Limit social media exposure<br>Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal put the popular social network in hot water. But even people who've freed themselves of Facebook's siren call after the fallout (or never created a profile in the first place) might still be at risk for privacy invasion. If you appear on a friend or family member's account, you're still visible online. After those accounts are observed, companies can construct a "shadow profile" that details a person's likes, dislikes, political leanings, religious beliefs and more.<br><br>Now playing: Watch this: Loads of Android apps are skirting privacy controls 1:12 It's wise to limit the amount of information you share on social media, regardless of what the site asks for on your profile. The more information you share, the more data that's available to create advertisements for you. Only fill out the absolute minimum amount of information necessary. The more information is at risk in the event of a data breach.<br><br>"Smartphone apps are generally more 'thorough' when it comes to targeted advertising. There's even concern among some about those programs accessing your phone's microphone (presumably for more targeted advertising)," Bobby Kittleberger, head of Legal Software Help, told CNET. <br><br>Keep software up to date<br>Making time to update your smartphone's operating system (OS) is critical to keeping your data safe, according to Walsh. The updates let you stay a step ahead of hackers and the latest exploits they're spreading across the internet. Hart suggested adjusting your phone's settings so it'll update automatically.<br><br>"Think of software updates like vaccinations for your smartphone," Hart said. "The methods that criminals use to hack into your phone and steal your data are constantly evolving, so the ways that we protect our smartphones need to evolve too."  <br><br>While you can side-load apps, it's more secure to only install them from the Google Play Store or App Store.<br><br>Angela Lang/CNET Only download apps from Google and Apple's stores<br>Not all the apps in the App Store or the Google Play store are 100% trustworthy, but experts still say you should only download from the official stores, rather than side-load an app.<br><br>"Apps available on these platforms will have been vetted to ensure that they meet a standard quality of data protection and will also be required to produce a dedicated privacy policy for you, telling you just how they protect your data," Hart told CNET.<br><br>Downloading an app from unofficial or insecure sites increases the risk of ransomware, malware, spyware and trojan viruses infecting your device, according to Walsh. He says in the worst case scenario, the hacker can take full control of your device.<br><br>More privacy tips<br><br>Best apps for securing Android and managing privacy settings (Download.com)<br><br>5 things you can do in 5 minutes to boost your internet privacy (Download.com)<br><br>Now this Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to trick you into downloading (ZDNet)<br><br>3 things businesses need to know about customer privacy expectations (TechRepublic)<br>In addition to avoiding apps that are the only one a developer as produced, Baker encourages users to see how long an app has been available and take a look at the reviews before downloading.<br><br>"A natural assortment of reviews should include varied rankings," he said. "Some fraudulent apps will also display fraudulent reviews."<br><br>You should question irregular patterns of speech, high ratings with no description or explanation. 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id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> There are ways to keep your data safe on your phone.

Angela Lang/CNET Can you really trust the apps on your phone? Researchers discovered that over 1,000 apps that "bent the rules" have horned in on your privacy, even when you told them not to. These apps that gathered precise geolocation data and phone identifiers without the owners' knowledge. Pretty creepy stuff, especially considering all the private and personal stuff you have on your phone -- names, dates, password and credit card information, the location of everywhere you go. Photos of the people in your life.

Unfortunately, there's no way to tell at face value if an app is tracking you, even when you say stop, and no protection is foolproof in today's world of ever-evolving technology. An app that behaves well today could turn into a bad actor tomorrow if the company behind the app is sold, changes its direction or winds up compromised because of a flaw.

We reached out to data privacy experts for their top tips to protect your personal data when using apps. Here are their seven suggestions.

Use a password manager
The strongest passwords are random strings of characters. A series of letters, numbers and symbols in no particular order is less likely to be found in the dictionary and harder for a computer to crack with brute force. The downside is that these complex passwords are much harder to remember.

This is where a password manager app comes in handy. Password managers keep all your passwords in one encrypted and password-protected app. They also generate and remember strong passwords. While apps like Google Chrome and Samsung's proprietary phone app will offer to save passwords for you, security experts always go to the password manager.

It's also best to avoid using the same password for multiple accounts. If one account is compromised in a data breach, all the accounts are compromised. With a password manager, each one of your accounts can have a different, complex and hard-to-crack password. Some will even generate passwords for you.

Joe Baker, an IT Systems Administrator at Anderson Technologies, recommends LastPass (download for iOS or Android).

James Martin/CNET Use a VPN on public Wi-Fi
If you're going to get on a public Wi-Fi network while on your phone instead of using your mobile data, experts suggest using a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN can keep your data from being snooped on by other people lurking on the same public network. They can also mask your data transmissions, avoid filtering and censorship on the internet and allow you to access a wider variety of content around the world.

For our purposes, it can shield you from having to get on a free public network that others can use to gain access to your phone. When looking for a provider, it's important to research the company to find out if it's well-known and trustworthy. The Apple App Store and the Google Play Store have dozens of VPN apps that are free, but some have questionable practices, so take care.

Regardless of how frequently you plan to use a VPN, it's important to read through the service agreement so you know what data might be collected and where it will be stored. See CNET's guide to the best VPNs.

Be mindful of app permissions
One tip that almost all of the experts mentioned was double checking which permissions the app asks for. You should also ask yourself whether it makes sense for an app to ask for certain permissions. An app asking for access to data that isn't relevant to its function is a major warning sign.

"[If] you're downloading a simple app for a pocket calculator for instance and the app is requesting access to your contact list and location," said Stephen Hart, CEO of Cardswitcher. "Why would a calculator need to see your contact list and location? Requests like that should ring some alarm bells."

Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET In addition to paying attention to permissions that you grant to an app, it's also important to monitor how your phone behaves after you download it. Shlomie Liberow, a technical program manager and security guru at HackerOne, said that drastic changes in your device's battery life are another red flag, since malicious apps can constantly run in the background. 

"If after installing an app, you notice your battery life decreasing faster than usual, that may be a tell-tale sign that the app is up to no good and is likely operating in the background," Liberow said. 

Last December, digital security firm Sophos released a list of almost two dozen apps that were found guilty of click fraud resulting in data overages and dramatically draining the device's battery life.

Here's how you can keep your app permissions in check.

Research the app or company
While you can't tell at face value if an app has sinister motives, a quick Google search can supply more information. The experts suggested searching the name of the app and the phrase "data scandal" or "scam." Hart said the results should tell you if the company has experienced any recent privacy or data leaks.

"This search should also tell you if data breaches are a common occurrence at that company and, if they have experienced any, how they have responded to them," Hart said. "If the company has been affected several times and done nothing to address the problem, steer clear of the app -- it suggests that they aren't taking the issue seriously."

Baker said it's wise to avoid an app if it's the only one a developer has produced or if the developer was responsible for any other shady apps.

Limit social media exposure
Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal put the popular social network in hot water. But even people who've freed themselves of Facebook's siren call after the fallout (or never created a profile in the first place) might still be at risk for privacy invasion. If you appear on a friend or family member's account, you're still visible online. After those accounts are observed, companies can construct a "shadow profile" that details a person's likes, dislikes, political leanings, religious beliefs and more.

Now playing: Watch this: Loads of Android apps are skirting privacy controls 1:12 It's wise to limit the amount of information you share on social media, regardless of what the site asks for on your profile. The more information you share, the more data that's available to create advertisements for you. Only fill out the absolute minimum amount of information necessary. The more information is at risk in the event of a data breach.

"Smartphone apps are generally more 'thorough' when it comes to targeted advertising. There's even concern among some about those programs accessing your phone's microphone (presumably for more targeted advertising)," Bobby Kittleberger, head of Legal Software Help, told CNET.

Keep software up to date
Making time to update your smartphone's operating system (OS) is critical to keeping your data safe, according to Walsh. The updates let you stay a step ahead of hackers and the latest exploits they're spreading across the internet. Hart suggested adjusting your phone's settings so it'll update automatically.

"Think of software updates like vaccinations for your smartphone," Hart said. "The methods that criminals use to hack into your phone and steal your data are constantly evolving, so the ways that we protect our smartphones need to evolve too."  

While you can side-load apps, it's more secure to only install them from the Google Play Store or App Store.

Angela Lang/CNET Only download apps from Google and Apple's stores
Not all the apps in the App Store or the Google Play store are 100% trustworthy, but experts still say you should only download from the official stores, rather than side-load an app.

"Apps available on these platforms will have been vetted to ensure that they meet a standard quality of data protection and will also be required to produce a dedicated privacy policy for you, telling you just how they protect your data," Hart told CNET.

Downloading an app from unofficial or insecure sites increases the risk of ransomware, malware, spyware and trojan viruses infecting your device, according to Walsh. He says in the worst case scenario, the hacker can take full control of your device.

More privacy tips

Best apps for securing Android and managing privacy settings (Download.com)

5 things you can do in 5 minutes to boost your internet privacy (Download.com)

Now this Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to trick you into downloading (ZDNet)

3 things businesses need to know about customer privacy expectations (TechRepublic)
In addition to avoiding apps that are the only one a developer as produced, Baker encourages users to see how long an app has been available and take a look at the reviews before downloading.

"A natural assortment of reviews should include varied rankings," he said. "Some fraudulent apps will also display fraudulent reviews."

You should question irregular patterns of speech, high ratings with no description or explanation. Baker also said to check if an app has been written about on a third-party site.

"Long-form reviews from peers are going to be the best and most reliable source of information here," Baker said. 

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