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Study: Mobile phone apps view private data more than necessary

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:29 PM

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  Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

People often cite evil Google as a reason to not get Android phones but apparently they are being tracked anyway on safe 'n' secure iPhones. It seems odd that Apple vets all these apps and still lets them access that data - time for a new app store policy?

And on a side note - those darn things must be chewing through data plans like crazy. 9 GB over 3 months?
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  Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:19 AM

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People often cite evil Google as a reason to not get Android phones but apparently they are being tracked anyway on safe 'n' secure iPhones. It seems odd that Apple vets all these apps and still lets them access that data - time for a new app store policy? And on a side note - those darn things must be chewing through data plans like crazy. 9 GB over 3 months?

The difference is, an iOS app asks for permission to use location data. Same requests are made for camera roll and contacts when a new app is launched. You can choose NO, and the app will work with limited functionality.

The author of this story seemed to leave that information out.
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