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Android app developers are interested in postponing upgrades to collect more user data

via:CnBeta     time:2019/7/17 18:30:24     readed:164

Researchers at the University of Maryland publish research reportDelaying Informed Consent: An Empirical Investigation of Mobile Apps’ Upgrade Decisions(PDF), observed this, they found that in order to collect more user data Android app developersIntentionally postponed the upgrade.

From  From April 2016 to March 2018, researchers tested 13,599 popular applications, which were scanned every month to see if they supported the new Android 6.0 SDK, the results show many Android App developers prefer to use the old permission approval method to continue accessing users' private data.

They also observed that upgrading to the Android 6.0 SDK Later, some applications reduced the number of accessing non-essential permissions. Coincidentally, applications with more bad reviews are more likely to delay the upgrade.

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