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Smartphone apps have become a central part of our daily lives as we are increasingly compelled to install them for travel, banking and even our health records. However, while these apps are convenient, many of them contain deep privacy issues as they allow companies to track our every move.

After establishing its Digital Security Lab last year, ExpressVPN has released new original research highlighting how smartphone apps are used to track users all over the world. The VPN company has dubbed its investigation into these apps “Investigation Xoth” after the intelligence group from Cory Doctrow’s novel Attack Surface.