Android flashlight app tracks users via GPS, FTC says hold on

Buried deep in the Brightest Flashlight Free app’s EULA is language that let’s the maker collect and resell user location data. An FTC complaint leads to better user notification and deletion of all exiting data.An article I wrote in April of 2012 started out mentioning how my neighbor came over asking me why in the world (his language was more colorful) an Android flashlight app would need to know the physical location of the phone (see the slide to the left).

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