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Daily Dashboard | Researchers find some robocall-blocking apps are violating user privacy Related reading: Connecting the dots: Making sense of recent FTC developments




Cybersecurity firm NCC Group found that some robocall-blocking apps may be violating user privacy as soon as the apps are opened, TechCrunch reports. A number of apps sent user and device data to third-party data analytic companies without user consent. Other apps uploaded device data as soon they were opened and before users accepted privacy policies, while others sent information to Facebook as soon as the apps loaded. “Without having a technical background, most end users aren’t able to evaluate what data is actually being collected and sent to third parties,” NCC Group Senior Security Consultant Dan Hastings said.
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