Your favorite Android app could be tracking you right now1/16/2013
You might be using that Android "Brightest Flashlight" app to find your way around, but did you know that the app company can also use it to find you? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University studied the 100 most popular downloads in the Google Android app store, noting what kind of personal data each app collected from the user's phone. When the list was revealed, many Android users were shocked to learn that innocuous-seeming apps like Brightest Flashlight, Shazam and Angry Birds were actually tracking their location. "There's no sensible reason why a flashlight app would need your location," researcher Jason Hong said. "That was the biggest surprise to people." [Source]
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