According to a press release released by the California Department of Justice, an agreement has been reached amongst industry leaders to strengthen user-privacy and transparency policies for mobile applications.
This development comes after a series of privacy and security problems arise on multiple platforms. Just recently, the iOS version of the app Path was under scrutiny after the app uploaded and stored users address book information without the owner’s consent. The Android version of the app was also hit after malware breaches have been found.
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