India may curb pre-installed apps on new smartphones Phone malware

Apps that come pre-loaded in new smartphones (in the Android ecosystem) have been a problem for long. Many phone brands and apps are said to have abused the set-up by surreptitiously collecting data and breaching privacy of users.

Now that the Indian government seems to be in a mood to address privacy concerns for various reasons, it is said to be working on a policy document that seeks to prevent smartphones and app companies from collecting information that goes beyond the ken of their functioning.