Google draws fire over data sharing on app store

Source: Jessica Guynn - The L.A. Times

When someone buys Sebastian Holst's Mobile Yogi app in the Google Play store, Holst automatically gets something he says he didn't ask for: that person's name, location and email address.

No other app store transmits users' personal information to third parties when they buy digital goods, he said. And he and other mobile app developers say many people are unaware that their personal details are being shared.

"Google is not taking reasonable steps to ensure that this data is used correctly," said Holst, whose apps have 120,000 users.

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