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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

Over 3000 apps on Google Play tracking your data: Study

Over 3000 apps on Google Play tracking your data: Study

London: Amid the ongoing Facebook data leak row, a new study has said that over 3000 apps on Google Play have been improperly collecting data on children. The Independent reported that more than 3,300 Android apps on Google Play have been improperly collecting data on children.

Citing the International Computer Science Institute research (ICSI), it said that more than half of 5,855 Android apps on Google Play were potentially violating US privacy laws that protect children under 13 from invasive data collection. The ICSI researchers used a new automated system to determine whether the apps comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

“One of the most disturbing findings from the study was that 256 of the apps collected the location data of children without the permission of parents. Other data improperly collected included personal details like names, email addresses and phone numbers,” The Independent report said.

The researchers said that the study results are representative given that the apps that were examined represent the most popular free ones on Google Play. The researchers could not evaluate apps running on iPhones and iPads as they did not have access to Apple’s iOS data.

The Independent could not get the reaction from Google as its spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. The study comes as more than 20 consumer advocacy groups claimed that YouTube is violating COPPA by deliberately profiting from the data collection of children.


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