“Earlier this week, the Data Center of China Internet (DCCI) released a report (h/t Tech In Asia) that showed nearly 35 percent of the Android apps it surveyed were secretly stealing user data unrelated to the app’s functionality,” Catherine Shu reports for TechCrunch.
“The DCCI, a research institute, looked at 1,400 apps downloaded from different app markets and found that 66.9 percent were tracking users’ private data, with 34.5 percent collecting information that had no connection to the app’s usage,” Shu reports. “The DCCI’s findings are yet more signs of how fragmented and chaotic China’s Android market is – and how little control Google has over it, despite the Chinese government’s concerns about its supposed dominance.”
Shu reports, “as analyst Shiv Putcha of Ovum puts it, ‘Android is fragmenting beyond Google’s control, and Google’s Android strategy is rapidly coming undone in China with no immediate prospects for correction.'”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Downunder” and “Sid” for the heads up.]