Here's just the latest verse in the ongoing ditty dubbed "No, seriously, check those Android app permissions."
On Thursday, the FTC announced that it has reached a settlement with Goldenshores Technologies, LLC, the developer of the super-popular "Brightest Flashlight Free" app—an app that has been sharing Android users' unique device IDs and precise physical location with advertisers.
"The company deceived consumers by presenting them with an option to not share their information, even though it was shared automatically, rendering the option meaningless," the FTC statement reads. That's wonderful, especially when you consider the silly little app was downloaded more than 50 million times over.
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