New study claims data harvesting among Android apps is "out of control"

Judy Cobb
October 25, 2018

While I'm sure it does something, this app probably takes the cake as the most obfuscated and nondescript first-party Google app listing of all time.

"The Google News app is randomly using a ridiculous amount of background data without users' knowledge". Generally, mobile data isn't cheap at such locations and with the app and game sizes are getting exponentially bigger, being able to download once and share with all your friends and family is a much-needed feature. After being contacted by BuzzFeed, the search giant removed more than 30 apps from the Play store that were said to be possibly fraudulent and ended multiple publisher accounts with its ad networks.

"In particular, news apps and apps targeted at children appear to be amongst the worst in terms of the number of third-party trackers associated with them", the paper said. After those three days, you can then charged the subscription for the app itself.

The app is now sitting at version chs_release_20180911_RC07 (arm64), with its initial release to the Play Store dated October 16th. These new savings come from supporting uncompressed native libraries, which eliminates the need to store multiple copies on the device. App developers know these are easy scams to get through and Apple usually does not do anything about them.

Now, if you pass a specific application using the file sharing users won't be afraid of the phone system viruses.

Presently the only way to resolve the issue is to disable the app or uninstall it till Google manages to roll out a fix.

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"From the early days of Voice Actions with speech-to-text to an increasingly helpful smartphone with AI at its core, Android has continued to evolve over the past 10 years".

The researchers found that more than 88% of free apps on Google Play shared information with firms owned by Alphabet.

The users either can disable the app from the background process or uninstall the app for now to save some data and money.

One thing on the horizon is a new In-app Updates API that will let developers detect when there's an update available and integrate a customizable, in-line update flow that looks and feels like part of an app.

David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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