FTC Warns Android Devs Not To Track Users Without Disclosure, Opt-Out Option

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Achoo22

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Thank God that some common-sense rules are being put into play. The industry completely failed to regulate itself and this is hopefully just the first of many steps to return control to device owners.
 

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I think this is FTC testing the waters. The big dilemma for a US regulatory agency in policing the Internet is that a lot of companies are foreign and they have no authority over them. If they can get the foreign companies to comply they can jump right in.
 

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I don't see the problem how is this any different than what the NSA has been doing for years? privacy haha that's a joke not on the internet doesn't exist
 

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It's already a red light signal if an app is asking for control over a feature it doesn't use. Like a flashlight app asking for your location or contacts. It's good the Google Play Store tells you exactly which features an app will have access to.
 

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Isn't this pretty much what Android is designed to do? Or pretty much any mobile operating system/Windows 10?
In Android, at least they would have to request the Microphone Permission prior to install. But most users do not think to read the fine print.
 
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