Results of a new research show that 73% of Android apps share users email addresses and 47% of iOS apps share location data with the third-parties.
These findings were discovered in a research named “Who knows what about me”, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, and Carnegie-Mellon universities which studied 110 apps available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, says BBC.
In most cases, the Android Apps would leak data to Google and Facebook and most of them are those apps that offer free calls and text. When it comes to iOS, Localscope app was proven to be most leaky, sending data to 17 third-party domains. All of this is done usually without knowledge or permission of the user.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Hackread