IMDEA Networks - Privacy risks in Android applications

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Martes 17 de mayo de 2022 a las 11:00 h.

Instituto IMDEA Networks

Nowadays, most of us use a mobile phone on a daily basis, for many different activities (such as social networks, messaging, or gaming). In this talk, Álvaro Feal is going to discuss how Android applications can include code from other entities or companies (third-party libraries) that take advantage of the information available on the phone to access the user’s personal data. These companies use this data to generate profits, through user tracking or the use of advertisements targeted to users with specific characteristics, which can pose a risk to user privacy. The activity will consist of a talk by Álvaro Feal, followed by a visit to the IMDEA Networks laboratories. The visit will last approximately 2 hours.