U.S. newspaper coverage of personal information leakage from smartphone applications: Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

apps found to lead personal information to advertising agencies – found on Japan newspaper 2010/12/19 0.41

found on WSJ –

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704368004576027751867039730.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

The Japanese article points out that these application software (apps) used to listen to music have been found to (without express consent of the user) send a unique identification of the user, age, gender and the WSJ article indicates even more personal information can be at risk as well.

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