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Android App Collects and Sells Private Data Without User Consent

Android App Collects and Sells Private Data Without User Consent

Brandon Russell

Well this is upsetting. A popular Android app, Brightest Flashlight Free, has been secretly selling location data even without user consent. This is an app that's apparently been downloaded over 100 million times, which means this isn't some isolated app that nobody has heard of. Android users should be outraged—we all should be—that an app would sell data like that behind a user's back...

Tech Talks Back: NQ Mobile Product Chief Discusses Privacy, Jay Z Magna Carta Release

Tech Talks Back: NQ Mobile Product Chief Discusses Privacy, Jay Z Magna Carta Release

Todd Haselton

Last week we brought you our first installment of Tech Talks Back, where HTC’s senior manager of global products JB McRee discussed his inspiration and how he ended up in the business. This week, we present an opinion piece written by NQ Mobile’s chief product officer. Prior to joining NQ Mobile, Gavin also served as the general manager for Windows Phone product marketing at Microsoft,...