Thursday, September 30, 2010

BBC: Google Android apps found to be sharing data

One nice thing about the Android market is that applications have to say exactly what they want access to. But how many people actually read this? Why do some applications need access to things that make no sense?

A team of scientists looked at 30 popular Android apps and came back with some worrying conclusions according the this BBC report.

In particular, applications are not clear about the data they are gathering or exactly what it is being used for, and the "simplistic" warnings that happen on installation are criticised.



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