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[ NNSquad ] "Consumers Say No to Mobile Apps That Grab Too Much Data"

Consumers Say No to Mobile Apps That Grab Too Much Data

http://j.mp/RaL9QD  (New York Times)

   "The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday nudged application
    developers to take steps to protect consumer privacy. But many
    consumers seem to be already taking steps to guard their personal
    information from data-grabbing apps.  A study by the Pew Research
    Center, released Wednesday, found that among Americans, half had
    decided not to install applications on their mobile phones because
    they demanded too much personal information.  Nearly a third
    uninstalled an application after learning that it was collecting
    personal information "they didn't wish to share." And one in five
    turned off location tracking "because they were concerned that other
    individuals or companies could access that information..."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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