CHICAGO (WLS) -- Here's a quick tip to consider before downloading apps you may be downloading for holiday shopping.
According to cybersecurity firm NordVPN, three quarters of the world's most popular apps request more information from you than they need.
Many apps request permission for things like your phone contacts, camera, or location.
Before you give companies your information, think about whether you really want those details shared.
Be especially careful with social media, dating or messaging apps.
Only download apps from official app stores.
If you aren't using an app, delete it to avoid sharing information.