Monday March 05, 2012

Android Faces FTC Probe

Android being probed again by the FTC? At some point one of these two is going to have to buy the other a ring or something.

It wasn’t the most thrilling news to learn that your Android device's photos could be accessed and remotely stored without your approval. Not surprisingly, the lack of privacy regulations on Android apps has riled advocates to the hilt. Senator Charles Schumer (D) has requested that the Federal Trade Commission look into the photo-app debacle for Android and iOS, sharing his concern over apps’ ability to lift content without users’ knowledge.