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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RE[5]: Obviously a bug
by pysiak on Fri 15th Feb 2013 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Obviously a bug"
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No, no, no. Two wrongs absolutely do not make a right. If you believe they do, you should become a US politician. This is the kind of crap I'd expect to see in political ads: Well, they did it first, so we're going to do it right back to them. Don't drop down to their level, be better than that. Apple are pricks. Google are pricks. That doesn't mean I have to be a prick too.

I'm afraid you misread my intentions.

I didn't write a single word like that or mean that I'm OK with Google doing it. As an Android user, I most certainly am not!

What I meant is the journalists' double standard comes from the reputation that Apple has; Google has a better reputation and so the cognitive bias favours Google.

I'm simply trying to provide a sensible explanation for the phenomenon; not trying to provide excuses or defend Google.

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