CCCamp 2019 Lightning Talks

Android! Privacy is not a luxury
2019-08-22, 13:35–13:40, Meitner

Talk to introduce the problematic nature of preinstalled apps on low cost devices. Briefly covering the primary issues and proposed solutions


Privacy International is currently investigating how the economically disadvantaged are exploited by manufacturers and telecommunications companies through the use of pre-installed apps (Bloatware). These apps often have poor data security practices, use custom permissions and cannot be deleted by users. Privacy International is trying to apply pressure on Google/Alphabet to better protect users, as Google has a controlling influence in the Android ecosystem

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