- Feb 25, 2013
Some apps may track your activity over time, even when you tell them to forget the past. And there's nothing you can do about it.
Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to research from the International Computer Science Institute. The data collection appears to violate the search giant's policy on collecting data that can be used to target users for advertising in most cases, the researchers said.