Event Title

Mobile Applications vs Privacy

Session

Computer Science and Communication Engineering

Description

Today we have billions of smartphone users and millions of mobile applications (apps), the Apple App store boasts close to 2 million of these apps while Google play has more than 2.2 million Apps. Number of mobile apps is increased each day, also usage and downloads of mobile apps has doubled reaching – 197 billion (a forecast) downloads in 2017.

Does mobile application collect data of smartphone user? Where do they have access? Do we, as user, need to have concern regarding our Privacy?

We have analyzed more than 30.000 mobile apps from Google Play and Apple Store, to find out which data they collect?

This paper will give answer which data of user are collected, and scary result regarding privacy!

Keywords:

Mobile Apps, Apple Store, Google Store, Privacy

Session Chair

Kozeta Sevran

Session Co-Chair

Bertan Karahoda

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

27-10-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

27-10-2017 4:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.100

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Oct 27th, 3:00 PM Oct 27th, 4:30 PM

Mobile Applications vs Privacy

Durres, Albania

Today we have billions of smartphone users and millions of mobile applications (apps), the Apple App store boasts close to 2 million of these apps while Google play has more than 2.2 million Apps. Number of mobile apps is increased each day, also usage and downloads of mobile apps has doubled reaching – 197 billion (a forecast) downloads in 2017.

Does mobile application collect data of smartphone user? Where do they have access? Do we, as user, need to have concern regarding our Privacy?

We have analyzed more than 30.000 mobile apps from Google Play and Apple Store, to find out which data they collect?

This paper will give answer which data of user are collected, and scary result regarding privacy!