Think you've switched off Android tracking? Apps are logging your movements anyway | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Think you've switched off Android tracking? Apps are logging your movements anyway

Android Q, the next version of Google's mobile OS, is set to fix Android's broken permission system. However, versions in use now give developers easy ways to get around user preferences for apps not to track their location and device.

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) detail in a new paper that 1,325 Android apps – some of which are installed on 500 million phones – are using sneaky but easy tricks to get around restrictions in the Android permissions model.

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