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Workers’ apps have companies on edge

Security issues grow as data get harder to control

SAN FRANCISCO — As is the case with many busy people, Delyn Simons’ life has become an open phone app of commingled corporate and personal information.

“I’ve got Dropbox, Box, YouSendIt, Teambox, Google Drive,’’ says the 42-year-old executive, naming just five of the many services on her iPhone to store memos, spreadsheets, customer information, and soccer schedules.

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