Jan 172013
 
 January 17, 2013  Posted by  Misc

Bob Sullivan reports:

The element of surprise causes hard feelings when it comes to privacy violations, and mobilephone apps are ambushing consumers far too often, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Researchers at the school’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute studied both the data gathered by the 100 most popular programs in Google’s Android app store, and how surprised users were when told what the apps were doing. On Tuesday they released a list of the 10 worst offenders in terms of transparency.

Read more on The Red Tape Chronicles.

h/t, Joe Cadillic 

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