Presidential campaign apps expose personal data, report says

First it was their web sites failing to protect privacy, and now it’s their apps. Cory Bennett reports:

Over half of presidential campaign-related smartphone apps on Android devices are exposing users’ sensitive data, according to new research.

Presidential campaigns — and the groups that support them — are increasingly using smartphone apps to try to attract voters. Yet those behind these apps have not taken proper steps, in many cases, to secure the vast troves of data they are collecting, digital security firm Symantec said Monday.

Republican candidates John Kasich and Ted Cruz were singled out for having official campaign apps that may leave data exposed.

Read more on The Hill.

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