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Thousands of Android apps can track your phone — even if you deny permissions

By Sean Hollister 08 Jul 2019 at 22:07

When you explicitly tell an Android app, “No, you don’t have permission to track my phone,” you probably expect that it won’t have abilities that let it do that. But researchers say that thousands of apps have found ways to cheat Android’s permissions system, phoning home your device’s unique identifier and enough data to potentially reveal your location as well.

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