Privacy / Security

FTC May Target More Mobile Apps For Secretly Passing Your Data To Advertisers

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission announced its first wrist-slap and settlement with a mobile app developer for secretly funneling data on tens of millions of its users to ad networks. The regulators accused Moscow-based Goldenshores Technologies, which created an Android flashlight app to generally strong reviews, of collecting location data and device numbers even after asking users if they wanted to opt out. The FTC has told Goldenshores to delete the personal data it collected and readily inform users from now one of how their data was being used.

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