Instagram, Grindr Among Apps Pegged as Potential Privacy Leaks
Venture Beat (Sept. 8): “Instagram, Grindr Among Apps Pegged as Potential Privacy Leaks"
Nearly a billion users of almost two dozen popular Android and iOS apps — including Instagram, OkCupid, Words with Friends, Vine, and Line — are jeopardizing their privacy, according to research findings announced today by UNH. “A lot of these apps don’t encrypt the data, like pictures, text messages, or audio,” assistant professor of computer science Dr. Abe Baggili told VentureBeat. This means that passwords are sometimes left in plain text, transmissions are sent in the clear, and files are unprotected on company servers.