A number of Android games found to be quietly using devices’ microphones to track TV habits

Android experts were able to discover some Android games that quietly listen to what your device’s microphone picks up. Not to hear what you say but to hear what you’re watching. Apparently, this activity is not new for some Android apps because it was found that they have been doing this for quite some time now – using an affected device’s microphone access to know what shows you watch, what ads you hear as well as what movies you see.

But it seems that the practice may be more prevalent and secretive much to consumers’ dismay based on a report in The New York Times. According to the report, it had identified more than 250 Android apps in the Google Play store which incl…
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