Friday, March 31, 2017

Verizon will pre-install spyware on Android phones to track your data

With Congress voting to allow internet service providers to practically auction off your browsing history without any consent, Verizon is coming to put yet another nail in the coffin of your dying internet privacy. Earlier this week, the popular carrier announced plans to start pre-loading Android phones with its new search tool AppFlash. But as it turns out, equipping devices with the custom-built app will come at the expense of your privacy. As pointed out by digital rights advocate Electric Frontier Foundation, AppFlash will practically function like legitimate spyware, collecting concerning amounts of data about your mobile usage – including what apps you install…

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