Free Apps are More Likely to Invade User Privacy
In comparison to paid Apps, free Apps are more likely to infringe on the privacy of their users. This is according to a study carried out by network equipment manufacturer Juniper. For example, approximately 24 percent of Apps in the Google Play Store disclose the user’s position. Free applications are also considered three times more likely to access your address book. Similarly widespread is the clandestine initiation of background telephone calls. For this analysis, 1.7 million Apps from the Google Play Store were investigated by Juniper between March 2011 and September 2012.
- Global smartphone sales from 2009 to 2014, by operating system (in millions)
Global smartphone sales 2009-2014, by OS
- Number of available applications in the Google Play Store from December 2009 to February 2015
Google Play: number of available apps 2009-2015
- Global tablet shipments from 2010 to 2014, by operating system (in million units)
Global tablet shipments by operating system per quarter 2010-2014
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