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Google Play Is Full Of Apps That Secretly Track Users, Says Study

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 Ukshep    24,255

Some of the most popular apps available on Google’s Play Store have tracking capabilities, leaving users’ privacy very vulnerable, according to a recent study.

Apps like Uber, Spotify, and Tinder, just to name a few, contain third-party tracking codes, meaning personal information of users is collectable, and can be subsequently used for advertisements and services. More than 75 percent of the roughly 300 apps analyzed contain these trackers, according to the study conducted by Yale University’s Privacy Lab, and Exodus Privacy, a nonprofit based in France.

It wasn’t just the large proportion of apps that was concerning, as “perhaps more disconcerting is the potential impact of advertising trackers on the finances and healthcare of users,” reads the press release from Yale University.


As if we needed them to tell us this.... right? Some shady stuff on the app stores....

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