Bryley Basics: Android app-rating site PrivacyGrade

PrivacyGrade, developed by a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, rates Android-based applications for privacy and security. Apps for Android devices are rated based on “the gap between people’s expectations of an app’s behavior and the app’s actual behavior”. If an app’s privacy does not meet expectations, it will score poorly.

For example: Google Maps uses location data, as would be expected by most users. However, a game like Fruit Ninja also uses location data, which is unexpected, and which gives Fruit Ninja a lower score.

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