Report: Aggressive Adware Threatening Android Users Privacy

Apps are collecting more data than they say they are to sell to ad networks and to push notifications


New generations of adware targeting Android smartphones are increasingly violating user privacy by grabbing personal information and using it without permission, a new study shows.

Although most adware is designed to collect some user information, the line between legitimate data gathering and violating privacy is starting to blur, finds a report released Monday by Trend Micro.