Presented at the 35th Chaos Computer Congress, Privacy International introduced a report that found Android app developers are sharing data with Facebook, even if the user does not have a Facebook account, ZDNet reports. Of the 34 Android apps tested, the organization found that 23 apps sent data to Facebook, including details on app use, device information, and the user's Google advertising ID, as well as language and time zone settings. The report also examined how such data-sharing practices may put the apps in violation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Facebook added that many companies offer login features and that “most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies each time you visit them.”
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