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[3]: Obviously a bug
by pysiak on Fri 15th Feb 2013 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Obviously a bug"
pysiak
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2008-01-01

If Apple had been the one doing this, everyone would have been up in arms, torches lit, ready to burn down Apple HQ and any other buildings around them just to make sure the deed was done. When Google does it, not only do we get some people giving them the benefit of the doubt but we even have some that claim Google are in the right to do this. If that's not a double standard, I don't know what is.

It is a double standard, but it's not without a reason thanks to Apple's doing THEIR OWN MASSIVE SHARE of double standarding. Just one example of attitude is enough, like "we can borrow ideas shamelessly but everybody else borrowing from us is an IP thief and the we're seeing in court"

You reap what you sow - people just see that.

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RE[4]: Obviously a bug
by darknexus on Fri 15th Feb 2013 17:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Obviously a bug"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

"If Apple had been the one doing this, everyone would have been up in arms, torches lit, ready to burn down Apple HQ and any other buildings around them just to make sure the deed was done. When Google does it, not only do we get some people giving them the benefit of the doubt but we even have some that claim Google are in the right to do this. If that's not a double standard, I don't know what is.

It is a double standard, but it's not without a reason thanks to Apple's doing THEIR OWN MASSIVE SHARE of double standarding. Just one example of attitude is enough, like "we can borrow ideas shamelessly but everybody else borrowing from us is an IP thief and the we're seeing in court"
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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.

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RE[5]: Obviously a bug
by pysiak on Fri 15th Feb 2013 20:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Obviously a bug"
pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

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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