Privacy Analysis as a Service. At Scale.
What Information are phones leaking? Find out with AppCensus.
GDPR? CCPA? COPPA?
Know app compliance in minutes, not months.
AppCensus detects behaviors relevant to privacy policies, laws, and regulations.
AppCensus is used by regulators, enterprises, developers, compliance agencies, and consumers.
How it Works
Examine App Binaries
AppCensus does static analysis of what sensitive data an app’s code might access, and then goes beyond existing tools by observing whether it actually does so in practice.
AppCensus does dynamic analysis to monitor what the apps actually do, including accessing personal data through unofficial non-API mechanisms like the filesystem, the use of Java reflection, or native code and libraries.
Human and Automated Testing
AppCensus operates the app to observe its real behaviors. Humans can make sure specific complex interactions are tested, while automation and crowdsourcing let us test app behaviors at scale.
Deep Packet Inspection
AppCensus examines all incoming and outgoing data flows to detect the presence of sensitive data, regardless of whether it is using TLS/SSL or certificate pinning. Our deobfuscation techniques are being used by both regulators and platforms to identify bad actors.
We Provide the Results
You can get the results via an API, directly out of the AppCensus web portal, or we can provide custom reports of our findings.
Who We Are
The AppCensus team has an extraordinary track record in consumer data privacy, security and networking, and is frequently quoted by the media. AppCensus data is frequently cited by regulators in state and federal complaints.
These findings are consistent with those published this spring by academic researchers who analyzed nearly 6,000 free children’s Android apps. They reported that more than half of the apps, including those by Tiny Lab, shared details with outside companies in ways that may have violated the law.