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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I don't care
by andrewclunn on Fri 15th Feb 2013 15:42 UTC
andrewclunn
Member since:
2012-11-05

OMG, not my email! Oh no, I' might get more spam! My location? Oh, well it's not like every time I make a purchase I'm not already giving out my credit card information, or that GPS locations being shared by phone companies hasn't been something happening all the time already. My name? Oh no, now if I have a question and contact the developer, they might be able to verify that I actually purchased their app?!

And yeah, I'd feel the exact same way if it were Apple. Seriously, if you're on Facebook then you're already sharing way more than this with absolute strangers without making any purchases. Internet activists up in arms, indeed.

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RE: I don't care
by pysiak on Fri 15th Feb 2013 16:04 in reply to "I don't care"
pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

The difference is that I am AWARE that I am sharing all those details with Facebook.

I was not AWARE Google shared this with developers when I buy at Google Play.

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RE[2]: I don't care
by Alfman on Fri 15th Feb 2013 16:34 in reply to "RE: I don't care"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

pysiak,

"I was not AWARE Google shared this with developers when I buy at Google Play."

osnews won't let me +1 you...

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RE[2]: I don't care
by JAlexoid on Sat 16th Feb 2013 02:03 in reply to "RE: I don't care"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Are you aware that eBay shares that information with the sellers?

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