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Free Android Apps Transferring "Covert" Data

  • MIT News, Friday, November 20, 2015 11:37 AM
MIT researchers describe about half of the data transferred to and from the 500 most popular free Android applications as “covert.” That said, “There might be a very good reason for this covert communication,” according to Julia Rubin, a postdoc in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. “We are not trying to say that it has to be eliminated. We’re just saying the user needs to be informed.”

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