27 Dec Indian Apps Seek Too Many Dangerous Permissions
In a recent report by privacy firm Arrka, it was shown that Indian apps sought a significantly higher number of “dangerous permissions” from the user’s device.
These permissions include access and modification to the calendar, SMS, call logs, and storage; using microphones to record audio, sharing location information; and gathering details about emails and social media accounts.
The report studied 100 popular Indian apps, a majority of which already had a million or more downloads. Communication apps and mobile wallets, followed by shopping and medical apps posed the biggest privacy risk.