Privacy risks rising from ads in apps

Privacy risks rising from ads in apps


Several advertising networks have access to millions of smartphones globally, after they have been secretly collecting app users personal details over the past year, U.S.-based mobile security firm LookOut said.

These actions are rising up and some of the most advanced mobile viruses can even create charges to consumers phone bill or crash the devices.

"Aggressive ad networks are much more prevalent than malicious applications. It is the most prevalent mobile privacy issue that...


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