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: Obviously a bug
by MOS6510 on Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:05 UTC in reply to "Obviously a bug"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

It could be a bug, if if you read the article it mentions Google defends sending this information to developers.

I guess it should be allowed IF (IF!!!) the user/customer was made fully aware and has to opt in (not out).

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RE[2]: Obviously a bug
by sdeber on Mon 18th Feb 2013 13:34 in reply to "RE: Obviously a bug"
sdeber Member since:
2005-07-06

Agreed. This is clearly a bug because this kind of service under no circumstance can be free. It is always subject to a fee.

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RE[2]: Obviously a bug
by JAlexoid on Wed 20th Feb 2013 14:24 in reply to "RE: Obviously a bug"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You, specifically, can't opt out. Dutch and EU law requires that information be shared in case of electronic transactions.

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