Your Apps Are Watching You

January 4, 2011

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This a contribution from an eSociety member.

A WSJ Investigation finds that iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone users

By SCOTT THURM and YUKARI IWATANI KANE

Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner’s real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off.

Click here to read the full article: http://on.wsj.com/eFRFRD

Click here to view all the different apps and how they pull data: http://blogs.wsj.com/wtk-mobile/

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