Thursday, January 31, 2019
Books – Assem Al-Ansari:
One of the main reasons for increasing awareness of the importance of data protection for users and businesses is the recent increase in data breaches and the growing mistrust of how companies treat their customers' personal data.
People are stepping up their efforts to protect their private data, which increases the number of searches for privacy applications such as virtual private network (VPN) applications.
Many users in Google Play and Store Store applications are looking for many virtual private networking applications. VPN is the second highest non-brand search engine and has recently downloaded hundreds of millions of downloads.
According to the Arab Technical News Portal, Top10VPN conducted some security investigations that revealed that official application stores are unable to provide users with security vulnerabilities, vague privacy policies, and secret developers with unreliable connections.
It also shows five points that show that these stores offer false security in your data protection:
1. Lack of interest in privacy
Of the 20 free VPNs in my Google Play and Store store, 86% were privacy policies that made it difficult for users to protect their personal data.
The Top10VPN study found that 85% of the best 150 free VPN apps on the Google Play Store offer permissions or source code that can cause privacy violations to users. We are talking about games or other entertainment apps, but in the case of virtual private networks – if users transfer all of their online transfers through server-managed servers – these results are a privacy disaster.
2. Share data with a third party
3. Non-application of stricter standards
In China, six out of ten applications are Chinese companies, and China is famous for Internet surveillance and censorship. Recently, it has destroyed local VPNs, which may conflict with user privacy. Therefore, both Apple and Google have not implemented a stricter set of standards for these applications to protect their users.
4. Quality assurance in application stores is not required
After Cambridge scandal discovered how Facebook manages its personal user data, Apple launched the ONAVO Protect application, owned by Facebook Inc., an analysis and protection company specializing in web browsing using the virtual VPN Store Store for its incompatibility with its confidentiality rules.
For Google, this is clearly not the case unless it is forced to do so, for example, 85 of 85 stores have deleted applications from Google after discovering it is an adware program running on full-screen ads on Android devices "These applications were video game applications, videos applications and simulated remote applications that affected nearly 9 million Android users worldwide.
It is clear that quality in application stores is not so strong that thousands of potential bad apps are free to attract millions of users, and then steps are taken.
5. Don't explain who the application is
Perhaps the most serious part of the Top10VPN study on these applications is the extent to which the team has researched the companies responsible for developing these applications, and the average user will not be able to do this, Apple and Google to find out here it is useful to ask many questions about these companies and what they do with user data and why they are not clearly disclosed to users.