Popular apps like Kayak and Duolingo are firing off users’ Google ad IDs to Facebook the moment apps are launched, all without your permission.
UK-based Privacy International revealed on Sunday to the 35th Chaos Communication Congress a glimpse of the extent to which app developers are handing data to Facebook, even if the user is not a Facebook user.
In its report on the subject, based on testing 34 Android apps that have between 10 to 500 million users, the charity said it was “greatly concerned” with how user data is “exploited” in the back-end systems of Facebook and Google.
Details may be found in an article by Chris Duckett in the ZDnet web site at: https://zd.net/2VqQHuN.
Categories: Online Privacy & Security