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Droid apps sharing our information?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by Cairo, Sep 30, 2010.

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    Technolog - Android phone apps share personal data

    Researchers from Intel Labs, Penn State University and Duke University developed a real-time monitoring service called "TaintDroid" that tracked the flow of "privacy-sensitive data" through third-party apps, or applications for smart phones using the Android operating system, increasingly popular among consumers and in the business world
    TaintDroid found that 15 of the 30 apps send users' "geographic location to remote advertisement servers. The study also found that seven of the 30 applications send a unique phone (hardware) identifier and, in some cases, the phone number and SIM card serial number to developers." The researchers said they identified 68 cases of "potentially misused private information" by 20 apps.
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    We are just a number to the system and the system is god. "All hail technology and it's gift of ignorance to the people".
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    HA!
    yes, very sticky situation here. but if your going to buy a phone that is smarter, and knows you better, than you; you must almost expect this.

    also, patriot act and military-industrial complex; the eye in the sky is also in your hand.
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    It sucks. I wonder if there's some sort of movement to standardize this. The article says Google has a standard, but without teeth and a system to review their compliance, we're hosed...