Category: Mobile

Data brokering free-for-all coming to an end.

YOU GIVE APPS SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION. THEN THEY TELL FACEBOOK.: She said Facebook is now looking into how to search for apps that violate its terms, and to build safeguards to prevent Facebook from storing sensitive data that apps may send. Read More: www.wsj.com

Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

Google has rebranded the program as part of the Cross Media Panel and Google Opinion Rewards programs that reward users for installing tracking systems on their mobile phone, PC web browser, router and TV. In fact, Google actually sends participants a special router that it can monitor. Read More: techcrunch.com

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

TechCrunch recently received a tip that despite Onavo Protect being banished by Apple, Facebook was paying users to sideload a similar VPN app under the Facebook Research moniker from outside of the App Store. Read More: techcrunch.com