Even though dust from Facebook data breaches has not yet been settled, Vox, a popular media agency, has raised concerns about user data compromised by popular games.
Explained in detail, Vox has taken an example of Angry Birds, a puzzle game developed by Rovio Entertainment.
Apparently Harmless Mobile Games encourages us to disclose personal information
According to editors published on Vox, Angry Birds shares advertising data to 43 units. Surprisingly, the developer Rovio was clueless about the data sent via the third-party SDK.
As per Vox, "Almost every app on the phone is full of third-party advertising intermediaries – at least advertising software owned by Facebook or Twitter or Google, But often a few dozen other companies you haven't even heard of, as well as
"The way mobile games collect information about users and the details of the type of information they collect remains incredibly opaque. To some extent, Rovio and its peers cannot even know exactly what they are collecting about their users or how the data is exploited, thanks to the way software has evolved in the smartphone. Mobile games are full of other companies' code, a more efficient way to create something cheap and functional and sweet than to build it from scratch. "
About the game data, Vox study, of game data, tells you a lot about what makes people cross and what happens to them – studies have shown that you play games differently when you are
"No one gets too upset about games," says University of Toronto researcher David Nieborg. "But the underlying technology is very powerful. These people really drive the technology to the limits where the potential for abuse is enormous."
"A recent New York Times survey found that it is shockingly easy to de-anonymize, and that hundreds of apps collect" anonymous "real-time location data that only needs the narrowest extra connections associated with a person. For example, the phone goes to and from this house and this law office every day, or this house and this fourth grade classroom. "
" A Rovio spokesman tells Vox that the Rovio games only use resettable advertising IDs provided by Apple and Google, and do not include third-party advertiser development software, but the latest Berkeley study said otherwise, I ask Reardon to double check, and he seeps through the source code of the latest version of Angry Birds flagship app. he finds several third-party software development sets, including those for Facebook and Vungle. "
" When I ask Rovio again, a spokesman revisits. d preferred "to use more transparent server-to-server connections than to include third-party software development sets directly in their games, but it is" not an option that is always available or possible. "
Privacy and security are basic rights of each person. Snooping on the two can be a crime. However, game developers use intricate codes and designer beautiful interfaces to lose you in the facade. Behind this facade, your personal information and data are removed.
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