Instead, some apps were making screen recordings and sharing those with third parties.
However, they did find screenshots and screen recordings of what people were doing in apps being sent to third party domains.
"We find that several apps leak content recorded from the camera and the screen over the internet, and in ways that are either undisclosed or unexpected given the objective of the app", the researchers concluded.
Elleen Pan, Jingjing Ren, Martina Lindorfer, Christo Wilson, and David Choffnes from Northeastern University conducted an experiment for a year involving 17,260 Android apps trying to see if any of them use the phones' microphone to record audio covertly.
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The apps included Facebook and its subsidiaries along with more than 8,000 apps that send information to Facebook. Researchers have found that smartphones do not listen or record what you say unless you ask them to, and they definitely do not send them to anyone behind your back. Those apps would be the ones being able to overhear a user's need for a new pair of shoes or how much they want to see a particular movie.
The study had limitations, and so the researchers stopped just short of declaring outright that phones never secretly record anyone. GoPuff is a delivery app for people who really want junk food fast.
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"We always appreciate the research community's hard work to help improve online privacy and security practices", a Google spokesperson told Gizmodo.
In response, Appsee stated that GoPuff was at fault and they have "disabled tracking capabilities for the mentioned app and purged all recordings data from our servers".
Google responded to Gizmodo for a request for comment on the team's findings, and said, "After reviewing the researchers' findings, we determined that a part of AppSee's services may put some developers at risk of violating Play policy". Users should also read through privacy policies as often as they can for sneaky statements about what data is gathered.
The researchers will show the results of the study at the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium Conference in Barcelona next month.