What Details an iPhone or Android App Send to Outsiders

Recently, The Wall Street Journal has examined 50 popular apps (games and other software) on each of the iPhone and Android operating systems to see what details (about you and your phone) these apps sending to outsiders while you running. The result was interesting.mob-apps

Some apps collect information including your location, unique serial-number-like identifiers for the phone, and personal details such as age and sex. Apps routinely send the information to marketing companies that use it to compile dossiers on phone users.

TWSJ

See complete details here.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

3 Comments

  1. Amr Boghdady

    Dec 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Wow, why would an app send out my username & password ?!
    That’s just crazy, I can’t think of any reason to do that!

  2. Kartik@DailyTechPost

    Dec 22, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing it Kannan.. I din’t know this 🙂

    • Kannan

      Dec 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      Hi, Kartik, you’re most welcome.

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