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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false outrage
by TechGeek on Fri 15th Feb 2013 15:48 UTC
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Correct me if I am wrong, pls. When I buy an app, that app has access to certain info from my device. Can't the app send the same info back to the company anyway? So whats the big deal for Google to send the info too?

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