Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The Android mascot at the Mobile World Congress in February.

The company confirmed that the privacy fix was in response to an issue raised earlier this week by the blog Android Market. The blog found that malicious apps could download personal information stored on users phones without their permission.

In a blog post, Skype chief security officer Adrian Asher said the company had not had any reports of third-party applications exploiting the security vulnerability.

The update also brings a long-awaited feature to the app: it enables Skype calls over 3G networks in the U.S.

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