Baidu’s Network Location Provider comes pre-installed in a multitude of devices across the globe and leaks personally identifiable information that invades the privacy of users.

In November 2020 Unit42 released a blog post detailing that two Baidu apps, Baidu Maps and Baidu Search, leak personal data that can be used to track users whilst also presenting various security concerns. Their report details:

Unit 42 also notified Google’s Android team, who confirmed the findings, identified unspecified…


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