Android apps with millions of downloads found to be violating user privacy

A recent BuzzFeed investigation found that six Android apps owned by the Chinese company DO Global - a spinoff of Chinese tech giant Baidu - have been committing ad fraud, asking for unnecessary permissions, and concealing their owners. One of the apps, Selfie Camera, has been installed more than 5 million times from the Google Play store and has a 4.5 star rating. In total, the six apps in question have more than 90 million downloads.

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