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Apps should be tamed!
« on: May 07, 2015, 05:07:05 PM »
Are apps just one big open click trap?
Apps connect out to some 250.000 sites.
One single app topped this by connecting info out to 2000 sites.
Read the report why the apps should be tamed: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1504.06093v2.pdf
Report authors: Luigi Vigneri†, Jaideep Chandrashekar‡, Ioannis Pefkianakis‡ and Olivier Heen‡
Also read:
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/537186/the-truth-about-smartphone-apps-that-secretly-connect-to-user-tracking-and-ad-sites/

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Re: Apps should be tamed!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 06:18:20 PM »
Stumbled upon this extension: http://mypermissions.com/cleaner?et=chrome&ev=1.7.4#!/result

Scanning Apps Permissions...

Do you know how many apps access your personal information?
Get ready for a surprise...nice next to Avast Antivirus & Security Scanner,
I had one to trim and that was Google+

I cannot use a smartphone without Avast!

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