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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Expectations
by Alfman on Fri 15th Feb 2013 15:34 UTC
Alfman
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2011-01-28

When one signs up with google, we have the reasonable expectation that they don't share our personal information. It sounds like they are violating this expectation. In the future they'll probably have to remedy this either by making clear that they do share your information, or by ceasing to share the personal information at all.

News like this legitimizes the practice of using fake information on account registration forms. How many of us do that?

Edited 2013-02-15 15:35 UTC

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