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7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services

Vallina-Rodriguez, Narseo and Sundaresan, Srikanth (2017) 7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services. [Magazine Articles]

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Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, it isn’t surprising that mobile device users take steps to protect their privacy, like using PINs or passcodes to unlock their phones. The research that we and our colleagues are doing identifies and explores a significant threat that most people miss: More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics.

Item Type: Magazine Articles
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Online privacy, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Smartphones, Digital privacy, Apps, Data privacy, Data mining Mobile apps, internet.
Depositing User: Narseo Vallina
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 09:42

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