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Privacy Concerns With Android and iPhone Apps 116

Posted by timothy
from the wouldn't-exactly-say-I've-been-missing-it dept.
carre4 writes "The Wall Street Journal has come out with an article where they examine 101 popular smartphone apps and show that 56 of them transmit various types of information including unique phone IDs, age, gender, postal codes, and location to ad companies. The article also includes responses from infringing app makers and talks about the pressure that some developers feel to share even more information, like Max Binshtok, creator of the DailyHoroscope for Android, who has been encouraged by ad-network executives to transmit users' locations."
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Privacy Concerns With Android and iPhone Apps

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 18, 2010 @06:03PM (#34602590)

    It was uncovered today that your toilet analyzes your stools and sends the results to your proctologist. If you cannot afford a proctologist, one will be provided to you...

    unless you live in the US. in which case, your shit's out of luck

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