Study Finds Android Apps Improperly Track Kids

Another blow has been handed to phone apps as a study has found that 3,337 Android apps for families and kids are improperly collecting kids' data. 

Of the over 5,000 apps used in the study, 281 of them collected location or contact data without the parent's permission. 

Another 1,100 apps shared identity info with third parties , and 2,281 of the apps violated Google's terms of service forbidding apps from sharing info to Android Advertiser IDs. 

Are you starting to become more aware of data sharing on your phone? What are your thoughts on the data sharing news that's being revealed? 


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