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Data haul by popular Android flashlight app 'deceives' millions of users

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Data haul by popular Android flashlight app 'deceives' millions of users

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Android Flashlight App Developer Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers

'Brightest Flashlight App Shared Users' Location, Device ID Without Consumers' Knoweledge

The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows a device to be used as a flashlight, deceived consumers about how their geolocation information would be shared with advertising networks and other third parties.

 

Full article: http://ftc.gov/opa/2013/12/goldenshores.shtm