Sep 092016
 
 September 9, 2016  Breaches, Business, Court

Nicholas Iovino reports:

Yelp cannot escape claims that it invaded Apple device users’ privacy by uploading their personal data without consent, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Yelp is one of 14 app developers accused of using a “find friends” feature to mine users’ contacts without their permission.

The consolidated class action stretches back to 2012 when lead plaintiff Marc Opperman sued Apple, Yelp and others for claims of privacy invasion.

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  One Response to “Yelp Must Face Data-Mining Privacy Suit”

  1. I am not surprised to hear about this in that I have had my doubts about many smart phone apps and what they are being used for. I try to limit the amount of junk apps on phone for a variety of reasons, this one included.

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