Report: thousands of Android apps improperly collect data about children


#1

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/report-thousands-of-android-apps-improperly-collect-data-about-children-84119/

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).


#2

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.