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Old 06. Dec 2013, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Although the free app offered people an opt-out clause, the FTC said this was "meaningless" because data from all users of the Brightest Flashlight app was shared whether they agreed or not".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25258621

IMO we will see a lot more of this especially related to apps developed in locations where there is little legal control, or much will to apply what does exist.
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Old 10. Dec 2013, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing that info MC. Unfortunately that's becoming a common practice among free and paid apps.

These kind of practices confirm that some apps which are said to provide some kind of "free" service are actually charging you secretly by "sharing" (read selling) your personal info. However, I found really interesting that Apple iOS' apps leak more personal information than its Android counterparts.
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