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An investigation found that mobile apps including Flickr and Yahoo! Messenger can access your private data like text messages and contacts. While you shouldn’t worry that someone is reading your messages, you should be aware of what data you give apps permission to access. In other news, Sony is reentering the smartphone market after its buyout of the Sony Ericsson joint venture. The company unveiled the first Sony branded phones; the Android-powered Xperia P and Xperia U. Sony said mobile will be one of the main pillars helping to rebuild its brand. And finally, HTC is streamlining its mobile business and announced that it would launch future devices under the brand HTC One. The company is also answering Apple’s iCloud by striking a deal with Dropbox to bring 25GB of cloud storage to anyone who buys one of its devices.