80% Of U.S. Apps Found To Have 'Dangerous Permissions,' Many From China, Russia, South Korea


An alarming analysis of mobile apps targeting users released today by Pixalate suggests potential threats to both brand safety and national security.

The analysis of the top 10,000 apps installed from Google's PlayStore as of the first three quarters of 2019 shows that many have been delisted by Google for …

3 comments about "80% Of U.S. Apps Found To Have 'Dangerous Permissions,' Many From China, Russia, South Korea".
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  1. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc, December 17, 2019 at 11:07 a.m.

    Joe, The Ukrainians didn't even make the top ten list? What gives?

  2. Joe Mandese from MediaPost, December 17, 2019 at 12:29 p.m.

    @Ed Papazian: Ha, ha, sounds like a job for Rudy to investigate.

  3. Craig Mcdaniel from Sweepstakes Today LLC, December 17, 2019 at 6:29 p.m.

    We started a position of no apps download in order to enter a sweepstakes. There are a number of fake advertisement with sweepstakes included. We believe that the risk to high both short and long term. I hope IAB adopts the same position.

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