Android lets advertisers get a list of all your apps — and this API feature is broadly used

Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. A research paper published this week has analyzed the current usage of a lesser-known feature of the Android operating system that could be a danger to user privacy. The study found that many of today’s top Android apps make use of IAMs (Installed Application Methods), a set of Android OS API calls that allow app developers to get a list of other applications installed on the device.

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