06 Jul New Study Finds Phone Apps Spying Via Display, Not Mic
A recent study from Northeastern University disproved the rumors that tech companies are targeting ads using audio information obtained via the user’s phone microphone. However, it also found that ads may be targeted using information from screen and video recordings in some apps.
One such app that was caught with the behavior was goPuff. The food delivery app was found to be recording user interaction which it sends to mobile analytics firm Appsee.
The researchers said that the behavior is similar to session-replay scripts which are regarded as privacy risks because they can replay keystrokes, mouse movements and scrolling, as well as the contents of the page.