«

»

Privacy: a huge proportion of Android apps are secretly tracking you

Share this...Share on Google+Share on LinkedInTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on RedditDigg thisEmail this to someone

A joint research project between Yale University’s Privacy Lab and French non-profit Exodus Privacy has uncovered widescale tracking in a large number of Android apps. The likes of Tinder, Spotify, Uber, Twitter and Snapchat — as well as masses of lesser-known apps — were found to be riddled with snooping components relating to no less than 25 well-known trackers. In all, around three quarters of apps were found to gather personal information about users via a variety of third-party tracking techniques. Researchers have published their findings online so Android users can check if their favorite apps are snooping on them.… …Continue reading on BetaNews

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>