Topic: user privacy

Google will not tolerate Android apps that collect personal data without permission

Google is taking user privacy seriously in its expanded enforcement of its Unwanted Software Policy. The policy is designed to protect against unwanted or harmful Android app behaviors. As part of this policy, Google will start flagging apps and websites that collect user data without consent. “Apps handling personal user data (such as user phone … continue reading

DRM concerns arise as W3C’s Tim Berners-Lee approves the EME specification

Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) is one step closer to becoming a fully ratified World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation. Yesterday, it was revealed W3C’s director Tim Berners-Lee has reached a decision to approve the specification. EME is a format that enables the playback of protected content within a web browser without requiring a plugin. “The … continue reading

Google’s key considerations for protecting user data in Marshmallow

Google wants to make sure developers are looking after their users’ data in their Android 6.0 Marshmallow apps. The company has provided some key best practices it believes developers should aim for when building their apps and keeping user trust in mind. “Marshmallow introduced several changes that were designed to help your app look after … continue reading

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