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Description: User privacy is an extremely sensitive subject, especially when it comes to our always-connected smartphones. After surfacing their new findings, China has begun to criticize Google for their apparently questionable practices.

Source: FastCompany

Date: March 15th, 2013

Apps Stealing User Data

A fresh report from the Data Center of China Internet says that close to 35% of Android apps surveyed were slurping user data that was unrelated to the app’s function without alerting the phone’s owners about the practice. Nearly 67% of apps surveyed were tracking data, but only some were abusing this power. Read Rest of Story.

Questions for discussion:

1. Why does China want to make its own OS?

2. Who is at fault for these Android App issues according to the article?

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