More than 1,000 Android apps evade permissions and share data anyway

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It's not just Google that might always be watching when you open an Android app
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It's not just Google that might always be watching when you open an Android app

Shift from 'ask on install' to 'ask on first use' enables Baidu Android SDK to exfiltrate user data

More than 1,000 Android apps are sharing personal data, regardless of the permissions set by users. That's according to research presented at this year's PrivacyCon, which demonstrated that a number...

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