Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 04, 2015

Android Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites

I knew there were a lot of apps out there that tracked Android users but I didn't think there were this many. eek!

But because Google Play is more open, the apps it offers span a much wider quality range. Many connect to ad-related sites and tracking sites while some connect to much more dubious sites that are associated with malware. But here’s the problemآ—this activity often takes place without the owner being aware of what is going on. That’s something that most smartphone users would be appalled to discoverآ—if only they were able to.