Friday, July 30, 2010

Google steps up for Android users

Spencer Ante at the Wall Street Journal tells us that Google has disabled apps caught spying on users by gathering information and sending it as cleartext to a server. According to security researchers there were 80 apps that were gathering user data, but all were from one developer.

Google and Apple both require users be notified before apps collect personal data, but many people don't pay enough attention to what phone apps tell them is being gathered. Do you know what information is being gathered from your phone?