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App Privacy

How Grindr's Security Loopholes Could Threaten Your Privacy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There are apps to help us with everything from dating to scheduling to networking. But is the technology more trouble than it’s worth? While your ap...

Everyone Who Uses Yik Yak Needs To Update Immediately

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology

A security flaw could expose all of your private messages to hackers.

You Think Facebook Privacy Is Bad? Take A Look At Smartphone Games

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology

"Fruit Ninja" is coming after your personal information, if recently published research is to be believed.

Gerry Smith

Government To Parents: Your Kid's Favorite App May Know Too Much | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology

Parents, that app your kid just downloaded may know more about him than you realize. Dozens of mobile apps for children are collecting and sharing...

More Ads In Apps May Be Secretly Spying On You

Reuters | Tarmo Virki | Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

By Tarmo Virki (Reuters) - Some advertising networks have over the last year started to secretly collect app users' contacts or whereab...

Clueful Helps You Spy On Your Apps

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology

A few months back, it was revealed that several major iPhone apps, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, were sending users' data to their server...

App Privacy Issues Deeply Troubling

Larry Magid | Posted 04.22.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

The recent revelations that some iPhone and Android apps are uploading and storing users' phone address books without permission not only violates the privacy of the person using the phone but, potentially, everyone in that person's address book.

Apple To Change Policy After Uproar

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology

* Apple installs new rules for developers * U.S. legislators request information about Apple privacy policies By Gerry ...

Lawmakers Demand Answers From Apple In Latest Privacy Controversy

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Under pressure from U.S. legislators, Apple Inc moved Wednesday to quell a swelling privacy con...

Senator Urges Privacy Policies For Apps

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology

Following a heated row over smartphone location tracking that culminated in Apple and Google representatives appearing before a Senate Judiciary panel...

Your Apps Are Watching You

The Wall Street Journal | By SCOTT THURM and YUKARI IWATANI KANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner's real nam...