THIS JUST IN!

We've just started a weekly podcast. Click on the Podcasts button above to find our shows.

Inaudible Sounds in Ads Trigger Android Apps to Track Users

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Audio wavesby Aatif Sulleyman, The Independent

An increasing number of Android applications are attempting to track users without their knowledge, according to a new report.

Over recent years, companies have started hiding “beacons”, ultrasonic audio signals inaudible to humans, in their commercial, in order to track devices and learn more about their owners.

Electronic devices equipped with microphones can register these sounds, allowing advertisers to uncover their location and work out what kind of ads their owners watch on TV and which other devices they own.

The technique can even be used to de-anonymise Tor users.

More …

 © 2017 The Indepdendent

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Sponsor

Recently Added

The Author

(C)WaitTilYouHearThis.com Website Admin (www.WebDesignManageSEO.com).
Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: