Saturday, August 4, 2012

Nothing for Free Especially Mobile Apps

Mobile App Developers Scoop Up Vast Amounts of Data

Many of my friends use a large number of free apps, and I'm vigilant in reminding them: "Nothing in life is free."

I challenge them to consider: What information are you giving in exchange for the "super cool" app? What is the app's owner doing with that information?

Be careful what you freely give away to unknown suppliers who tempt you with tantalizing fun and games.

Here's a good article with a high-level overview that points to some good research on the topic.

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