Lukas Stefanko, a malware researcher with Eset, examined the app for BuzzFeed News and found it contains a wide range of functionality not revealed to the user in the Play store, including a hidden battery monitor, CPU cooler, and the ability to view external websites, among others. The investigation also raises questions about Google's policing of apps in the Play store for fraud and data collection practices. They cannot claim ignorance of, or deny the problem. The developer of the app did not reply to a request for comment. DO Global is the name of the Chinese app developer that was spun off from Baidu.
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The Emoji Flashlight , from APUS Apps of China, has over 5 million installs and took 30 permissions, of which seven are in the dangerous group — far more than are needed to function.
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See, that’s what the app is perfect for.
DO Global is the name of the Chinese app developer that was spun off from Baidu. The app is only available in Chinese and has only been installed 1, times from the Play store. Most alarmingly, analysis from Stefanko of Eset found the app is sending user information such as an email, username, real name, and information about their device back to servers in China without encryption or other protection measures. While it may not be a household name, the company is a global player.