File photo - A 3D printed Android logo is seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken March 22, 2016. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration) Getting online advertisers to stop tracking you over Android may not be as easy it seems. New research has found that over 18,000 Android apps can create permanent records on their users, even when they try to stop the tracking. The apps in question should only be collecting a digital "advertising ID" from your phone as a way to serve up targeted ads. If you'd like to opt out, all you should need to do is go to the phone's settings and reset the advertising ID. However, the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, has discovered that many popular apps are doing more than just capturing the advertising ID from Android phones. They're also collecting other identifiers, such as the device's serial number, the IMEI number, and other hardware or network indicators — none of which you can reset. As a … [Read more...] about 18,000 Android apps found violating ad tracking rules
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close Video Facebook's tipping point? Why 2018 could be seen as a canary in the coal mine for Facebook. Some Android apps are sending data to Facebook, regardless of whether users have an account on the social network or not, new research warns. A study by Privacy International analyzed the data that 34 Android apps, each with between 10 million and 500 million customers, transmit to Facebook. “We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app,” it explained, in a statement. “This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “We also found that some apps routinely send Facebook data that is incredibly detailed and sometimes sensitive,” Privacy International added. Data is shared with the tech giant through Facebook’s Software Development Kit (SDK), according … [Read more...] about Some Android apps share data with Facebook, regardless of whether you have an account or not
LONDON — Google has always made its Android mobile operating system available for free, as a way to get its search engine, web browser and other applications on as many devices as possible to collect data about users and sell advertising. But on Tuesday, the company said that in response to a European antitrust ruling earlier this year, it would for the first time begin charging handset manufacturers to install Gmail, Google Maps and other top applications for its Android mobile operating system in the European Union. The new arrangement is the latest sign of global technology companies adjusting their business practices in Europe to account for stiffer regulations. Online privacy regulations adopted in May have forced companies in Europe to add new data protection policies that restrict how people are tracked across the internet. Germany has adopted tough laws to prevent the spread of hate speech and misinformation that require Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to take down more … [Read more...] about Google to charge phone makers for Android apps in Europe
The Fortnite beta is finally available on Android to download and play without any invite needed. For example, on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, it has issues with graphics rendering and display. On Android, the game has earned $60 million since its launch as an invite-only beta on August 9. While Fortnite for iOS is already the #3 ranked game on the iTunes store, Fortnite Android has required an invite code to play. The end of invites does not mean the game is coming to the Play Store any time soon.Previously, even after moving away from the Samsung exclusivity, Fortnite was limited to just several devices from a handful of device makers.Played Fortnite on Android lately? Apple Original Shows Will Be Free for Apple Device UsersFortnite fans with Android devices, rejoice! As time goes by, a prolific dev like Epic will no doubt make the latest version of the game more accessible.Tim also implied that he would prefer it if he could distribute the iOS version of the Fortnite game without … [Read more...] about Fortnite Android App Now Available for All Users Without an Invitation!
Konstant has yet again pined to build a massive new app for English Language E-Learning that would also solidify its mark on the mobile app development industry PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Having an app for translating Arabic to English feels like a modest upgrade to the existing translating services available elsewhere. Konstant made a big play about what it can actually do, rather than gangbanger specification changes, but perhaps that are fair given we're topping out on what a smartphone is really needed for these days. With the increasing demands of having a dedicated app for studying, practicing and learning Arabic words, Konstant was sorely taxed to keep up with other translators online. This app impresses first time users and is convenient for the experient ones. This translator platform streamlines the workflow, making it easy for the users to study and practice words and text messages. This application impersonates real-time … [Read more...] about Konstant Fetches 5-Stars for English Language E-Learning Android App