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A Fifth of Android Apps Nose Into Private Data, Study Says

Jul 01, 2010, 10:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Adhikari)

"Roughly one out of five Android mobile apps asks to access private or sensitive information belonging to the device's owner, according to a study by SMobile Systems.

"One out of 20 apps can place a call to any number without interacting with or getting permission from the device owner, the report also states.

"Further, more than 2,000 Android apps analyzed can send unknown premium SMS messages without interacting with, or getting permission, from the owner of the device, the report's authors wrote."

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