Earlier this week, a New York Times report detailed how iOS apps can snoop on your photos when you give them access to your location. Now in a follow-up report, Brian X. Chen and Nick Bilton discuss a similar flaw in Android. According to their report, any Android app that has the right to browse the Internet can also access your photos. Not only can the app see your photos without permission, it can upload them to a third-party website, even a public photo-sharing site, without your knowledge or consent.
Google acknowledged this flaw and said, “we’re taking another look at this and considering adding a permission for apps to access images.”
NYT: Android also lets app developers steal your photos originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.