Android torch app with over 50m downloads silently sent user location and device data to advertisers

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Brightest Flashlight app on Android was deceptive in sending user data to advertisers, says US FTC. Photograph: /public domain

US Federal Trade Commission charges ‘deception’ over app which turned on lights on Android smartphones – but also told advertisers about location and device information

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/06/android-app-50m-downloads-sent-data-advertisers?CMP=fb_gu

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