Session:Consumer protection in the murky world of phone permissions

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Description It seems like every few months a story breaks about a certain phone app misusing its permissions to collect user data without their knowledge. The result is users become fearful of certain apps, but have no way to comprehensively get a sense of how protected their phone is.

It seems that there should be a resource for users to get a listing of what specific versions of specific apps are doing with phone data in order to decide whether to install them. This session will discuss the feasibility of such a resource, and how one might go about constructing it.

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Type Discussion
Kids session No
Keyword(s) security, safety
Processing village Village:Noisy Square
Person organizing
Language en - English
en - English
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