Xiaomi is accused of illicit data collection through their phones and apps that record and forward users’ usage tracking and web browser history to servers hosted by Alibaba.
South Korea uses mobile phone location data to track places where coronavirus patients had been and send text message warnings to individuals who are located in the exposed areas.
With the growth in BYOD, mobile messaging and a mobile workforce, companies should make it a priority to provide secure communications for data security and compliance.
Google not sending vital security updates to Android devices running operating system older than version 8 has put them at high risk of malware and other security flaws.
Researchers used PolicyLint app to parse through privacy policies of 11,430 Android apps and found self-contradictory language in user data collection practices on 1,618 of them.
Tinder, Grindr and OKCupid were among the dating apps found to funnel sensitive personal data like gender, age, IP address and GPS location to major advertising and behavior analytics platforms.
U.S. government-funded Android phones are found to contain unremovable pre-installed malware that leaves the phone vulnerable to invasive advertising and auto-installation of apps without user’s permission.
An alarming number of pre-installed Android apps are not included in Google Play which open the smartphone and tablet users to data exploitation by their device manufacturer.
Apple has introduced significant changes to the security and privacy features in iOS 13 which could cause users to ignore important prompts and use unsafe workarounds to get rid of them.
China released new rules on data collection of personal information to prevent app developers from sharing user data without permission and collecting data not required for the functioning of app.