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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

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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.