The issue of privacy and preservation of personalInformation constantly worries users of mobile devices running Android. When installing any application, we receive a request for permission to use various data, such as location, contacts, messages or photo albums. The voluntary decision of the user to prohibit the use of confidential data does not always mean that the application will not receive this information.
Researchers from an American companyThe International Computer Science Institute, after studying 88 thousand applications hosted on the Google Play online store, concluded that 1325 applications do not pay attention to user restrictions and receive some personal data.
These studies have already been sent to Google, wherestated that the problem will be fixed in the next version of the OS Android Q, scheduled to launch this year. However, its distribution will be extremely small. Currently Android 8.x Oreo and even earlier versions of Android dominate the market.