Nov 242017
 
 November 24, 2017  Business, Featured News, Surveillance  Add comments

Yael Grauer reports:

Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab and French nonprofit Exodus Privacy have documented the proliferation of tracking software on smartphones, finding that weather, flashlight, rideshare, and dating apps, among others, are infested with dozens of different types of trackers collecting vast amounts of information to better target advertising.

Exodus security researchers identified 44 trackers in more than 300 apps for Google’s Android smartphone operating system. The apps, collectively, have been downloaded billions of times.

Read more on The Intercept.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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