Android may be the most popular mobile operating system around the world. That is not to necessarily say it is perfect. When it comes to security and privacy, most users security-conscious consumers tend to avoid Android, for a multiple of reasons.
To the list of reasons why security-conscious users shun away from Android devices, you can now add a new permission described as ‘Activity Recognition.’ This new feature adds your physical activities like walking, running, driving, or sitting with other apps on your phone.
You would assume that the new feature will request for your permission – giving you the option to accept or decline the new ‘Activity Recognition’ – like it is usually the case. This new feature is not only activated by default; there is no option of turning it off or disabling it.
This feature was first unveiled by the Redditor l0__________ol after noticing a new permission added to Shazam and SoundHound when you need to run it. Ironically, when you install a new app, the ‘Activity Recognition’ does now show up. It also does not show up when you are updating the app, …read more