Security research uncovers far flung reach of secret ad tracking sites in Android apps
There really is no such thing as a free lunch. It turns out many of those “free” apps you’re downloading from Google Play are connecting to a sprawled network of tracking sites.
Security researchers tested a group of 2,000 apps from the Play Store and found they connect to 250,000 different URLs from 2,000 different top-level domains.
The team from Eurecam France said they’re working on an app that you’ll be able to use on your own Android device for determining if any of your favorite apps are connecting to nefarious tracking sites.