Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 08:21 UTC
Google "Sebastian Holst makes yoga mobile apps with his wife, a yoga instructor. The Mobile Yogi is sold in all the major mobile app stores. But when someone buys his app in the Google Play store, Holst automatically gets something he says he didn't ask for: the buyer's full name, location and email address. He says consumers are not aware that Google Inc. is sharing their personal information with third parties. No other app store transmits users' personal information to third-party developers when they buy apps, he said." Oh Google.
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As the article says: "they are my customers, not Google’s and not Apple’s customers. They download our products."

Google is the only one who is doing it correctly.

In that respect, you wouldn't mind if every time you made a purchase with your card, your bank sent in your email, address and name to the retailer.
After all, You Are the Retailer's customer and not the bank's, in this case.

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