Over 1,300 Android apps scrape personal data regardless of permissions :: Techradar

by Volker Weber

A new study revealed that over 1,300 Android apps can scrape certain personal data anyway, even if a user explicitly denied access to it.

Researchers at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) created a controlled environment to test 88,000 apps downloaded from the US Google Play Store. They peeked at what data the apps were sending back, compared it to what users were permitting and - surprise - 1,325 apps were forking over specific user data they shouldn’t have.

What is Google going to do about it?

No fixes coming until Android Q starting in August

I am sure everybody will get Android Q right away. Not.

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