85 per cent of Android users are concerned about their privacy

According to data collected by Kaspersky’s Privacy Checker website, 85 per cent of Android users are interested in understanding how to set up privacy settings on their device.

22 per cent of this year’s requests (apps) are related to Google security guidelines.

Android took the top spot for requests for privacy policies for services. Windows and iOS achieved the same result (6 per cent) while the lowest number of requests were recorded for Mac (3 per cent).

On request related to instructions on operating systems, Android request came out on top with the highest number of users interested in medium-level privacy settings for Google (17 per cent). The next three positions all recorded the same number of 9 per cent. These include medium-level privacy rules for Chrome and WhatsApp, as well as the strictest policies for Google. The fifth was medium-level security instructions for Facebook (7 per cent).

In service settings, users were most interested in policies for Google (22 per cent), WhatsApp (14 per cent), privacy rules for operating systems and Chrome (12 per cent each). Instagram (11 per cent) completed the top five, slightly better than Facebook this year in terms of the number of requests at 10 per cent.

The sources for this piece include an article in TechRepublic.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

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