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Thousands of Android apps have been creating a permanent record of everything you do

Thousands of Android apps have been creating a permanent record of everything you do

New research out of the International Computer Science Institute in California has turned up a worrisome finding: About 17,000 Android apps have apparently been not only tracking your activity over the long-term (even in instances where users make it clear they don’t want that), but they’ve also been creating a permanent record on your device of every single thing you do, which a CNET report today notes in most cases is a violation of Google’s policy on collecting data that can be used to target advertising to users.

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