Report: thousands of Android apps improperly collect data about children

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At least 3,337 Android apps, targeted at children and families, have improperly collected data about its users. The apps also sent the data to third-parties such as advertisers, according to a report from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI).

I’m sure each and every one of these incidents was an “accident”. IMHO, it really should be illegal to conduct this much mass surveillance on anyone, regardless of one’s age.