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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Hundreds of Apps Have Hidden Tracking Software Used by the US Government

  • A new report exposes how a federal contractor secretly puts government tracking software into hundreds of mobile apps.
  • The data gleaned from this tracking is then sold back to the US government for undisclosed purposes.
  • This tactic is deceptive because the tracking isn’t disclosed. However, it appears to be totally legal.

Details may be found in an article by C. Scott Brown in the Android Authority web site at https://www.androidauthority.com/government-tracking-apps-1145989/.

 

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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