Rejecting theories that companies snoop on users by secretly accessing their smartphone’s mic through apps to capture audio, researchers have claimed to find an even more frightening scenario in which certain Android apps are recording a phone’s screen and sending that information to third parties. For this experiment, the researchers at Northeastern University in Massachusetts, US analysed over 17,000 apps for one year. The list included Facebook-owned apps, as well as over 8,000 apps that send information to the social media giant.
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