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Due to the “What They Know“ report published by the Wall Street Journal last week, Apple, Pandora, TextPlus4, Dictionary.com, and other app makers are being sued for the “intrusive tracking scheme implemented through the use of mobile device Apps†on iOS. As discovered by the WSJ, many apps give specific information about users’ devices (UDID, location) to ad networks, who use the information to profile the user for targeted advertisements without their consent.
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Apple is being held accountable because they, unlike Google, have to approve every app that enters the App Store, and are aware of this particular issue—but have done nothing to warn customers.
What they know

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Google FTW. Screw you apple.
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Nothing may come of this but Steve Job's overlord-type business model just came back and bit him in the ass. When you have full control you also have full responsibility.
 
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Apple is looking more and more evil lately. Too bad it wont affect the apple market due to the fact that it prays on ignorance.
    
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Stupid fanboys, this is also happening on Andriod, now if they OP was't so baised he would only use an article that mentions Apple.





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Several iPhone and Android apps sharing private user data

An investigation by The Wall Street Journal has found that some iPhone and Android apps are spying on users and potentially transmitting personal data to other companies. While both Apple and Google say that they have privacy protections in place for their customers, many apps are able to skirt around them either on purpose or by claiming ignorance as the maker of Pumpkin Maker (a pumpkin-carving app) did -- he said that he didn't know that he needed user permission before sharing the data he collected inside his app. But in speaking to the WSJ, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said that "We have created strong privacy protections for our customers, especially regarding location-based data. Privacy and trust are vitally important."

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Stupid fanboys, this is also happening on Andriod, now if they OP was't so baised he would only use an article that mentions Apple.
Stupid people who don't read the article. It clearly states that Google does not monitor what goes into it's app stores. Apple does, and therefore the liability falls on Apple for not notifying the customers of their app store of a potentially invasive app, one that Apple is fully aware of and allowed to continue. It's not about what's on the market, it's about Apple monitoring theirs and still not notifying anyone.
 
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Google FTW. Screw you apple.
Don't think Android apps aren't doing this, they most assuredly are, but b/c Google does not approve the apps they are not liable.

We are all being tracked for ads and it will take national legislation to get rid of it.
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Who gets the money if Apple are successfully sued?

I bet i wont see a dime!
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Stupid people who don't read the article. It clearly states that Google does not monitor what goes into it's app stores. Apple does, and therefore the liability falls on Apple for not notifying the customers of their app store of a potentially invasive app, one that Apple is fully aware of and allowed to continue. It's not about what's on the market, it's about Apple monitoring theirs and still not notifying anyone.
So? Just because google does not monitor their appstore does not mean they have 0% liability for what happens, they still have authority and they should protect their users too. At least Apple does not go around cities intenionally stealing peoples private data.. http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...llected-e.html

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Apple is looking more and more evil lately. Too bad it wont affect the apple market due to the fact that it prays on ignorance.
Prays on ignorance? Im sorry but people buy stuff that apeals to them good quality, good UI, good hardware and these are the things people seek when looking for a great smartphone not because it is Apple. You make good stuff or you don't,Apple has completely reinvented the market for smartphones. Apple now has a huge marketshare in phones where they didnt even exist in the market 5 years ago and they changed the entire phone industry.
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So? Just because google does not monitor their appstore does not mean they have 0% liability for what happens, they still have authority and they should protect their users too.
So is, this article isn't about that. Not to mention it doesn't quite work that way.
 
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