App of the Day: AppBrain Ad Detector
See where your apps are compromising your security with the AppBrain Ad Detector.
Welcome to CNET Australia's App of the Day, where you can see some of the coolest, silliest and most useful apps in action.
Because Google doesn't police the Play store very strongly, a lot of apps can sneak in that have access to things that you might not know about — such as account information, or your contacts list. Still others will send annoying ad notifications and spam messages — and it's not always easy weeding them out. The AppBrain Ad Detector helps you narrow down those apps that may have undesirable permissions, so that you can choose whether to keep them according to what they can access, whether they cost you money and what ad networks they're associated with. If you're looking for a bit of extra security, this is a good way to get it.