Study: Google Play Apps Go Beyond Need-to-Know

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http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – An analysis of more than 400,000 apps in the Google Play store has revealed that more than 100,000 of them pose a potential security risk to their users. The analysis of the Android apps released last week by cyber security vendor Bit9 examined the security permissions requested by the programs. It found that 72 percent of the 412,000 programs examined used at least one potentially risky permission -- GPS location data, phone calls or numbers, information on contacts and such. (General)