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The Wall Street Journal has rigorously tested 101 of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android to monitor the personal information they collect and send over the internet. The test was done to determine how private your personal data actually is when trusted to 3rd party apps.
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The Journal hired a technology consultant, David Campbell, to analyze the apps. Mr. Campbell is a principal at Electric Alchemy in Denver, which specializes in software security.

Mr. Campbell disabled the phones’ cellular service and forced all the data traffic through a Wi-Fi connection, where it could be collected and analyzed. He used an open-source tool called “Mallory” to decrypt encrypted data.
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Could be useful. Although I'd never give anything personal to apps.

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'Twas useful!
Edited by wh-ATI - 12/28/10 at 7:47am
    
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Thanks! I'm actually writing a paper right now with parts of that being in my topic. I'll add that to my list.
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Eh, the only ones that I have that transmit anything unneeded also have ads...Which I just block using Adfree anyway.
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