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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What's the problem?
by MyNameIsNot4Letter on Sun 17th Feb 2013 13:33 UTC
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What are you all talking about? Apart from the App Store (and i don't know what BlackBerry and Microsoft do), have you ever bought anything from anyone, without providing information of who you are? Even your email receipt is pretty clear that you are buying from a merchant, and not from Google. Google isn't selling you shite, they are only handling the transaction.

Granted, they could probably (well, obviously since this whining has emerged) be more clear when you have to click the "Accept & Buy" button, who you are buying from, but that's about it. Your receipt is pretty clear ;)


Edited 2013-02-17 13:33 UTC

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