Android App Brightest Flashlight Free Has Been Sharing Your Location Data



The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought the hammer down on the developers of, Brightest Flashlight Free, an Android app that uses the camera flash as a flashlight. Goldenshores Technologies, the developers, are accused of lying to consumers by telling them they would not share location data to third parties, yet they did. On top of that, they also offered an opt out button that was fake. The app has been downloaded over 50 million times and currently has nearly a five star rating. The FTC has ordered the developer to reword its privacy policy and to delete all personal data collected so far. Hit the link below for source.

Source: Time TechThe Washington Post

Last Updated on January 23, 2017.


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