But is this yet another case of Chicken Little crying
that the sky is falling?

The Wall Street Journal has come forward with a lengthy article about Android and iOS applications, and how they transmit your data to advertisement companies. They assembled a selection of 101 smartphone apps (50 Android apps, 50 iOS apps, and the WSJ's iPhone app -- they haven't seen fit to release an Android version just yet) and found that 56 of them transmit unique identifying data from your smartphone. More specifically -- apps are transmitting the unique device ID, age, location, gender, time spent using the app and other possibly personal identifying data. Yes, it's

all over again. Let's dissect this a bit, after the break. [


WSJ reports smartphone apps can (and do) track user data

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