Privacy Alert: Big Smartphone Is Watching

Wall Street Journal: Privacy Alert – Big Smartphone Is Watching

WSJ reporters Scott Thurm and Yukari Iwatani Kane have exposed serious privacy/security breaches with many popular smartphone apps that send personal and location information about users to tracking companies.

“Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner’s real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off.

These phones don’t keep secrets. They are sharing this personal data widely and regularly, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
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