Google Playstore has 1,000 apps that will gain your data even if permission is denied
Researchers from the
Serge Egelman, Director of Usable Security And Privacy research at the ICSI, presented the study at the
He said the researchers had notified
One of the apps mentioned by name was Shutterfly, which is used for editing photos. It had been gathering GPS coordinates from photos and sending that data to its own servers.
The study published on the FTC website cited 153 apps, including Samsung's Health and Browser apps, which are installed in more than 500 million devices.
According to the report, Egelman would be presenting more detailed information about the research findings at the Usenix Security conference in August.