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18,000 Android Apps Track Users by Violating Advertising ID Policies

18,000 Android Apps Track Users by Violating Advertising ID Policies18K Android apps with tens or hundreds of millions of installs have been found to violate Google’s Advertising ID policy guidance by collecting persistent device identifiers such as serial numbers, IMEI, WiFi MAC addresses, SIM card serial numbers, and sending them to mobile advertising related domains alongside …

  • 15 Feb 2019
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18,000 Android Apps Track Users by Violating Advertising ID Policies
18K Android apps with tens or hundreds of millions of installs have been found to violate Google's Advertising ID policy guidance by collecting persistent device identifiers such as serial numbers, IMEI, WiFi MAC addresses, SIM card serial numbers, and sending them to mobile advertising related domains alongside ad IDs.
Source: BleepingComputerPublished on 2019-02-15
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