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Health apps may not disclose sharing your personal information
by Linda Carroll
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24 April 2019
On 24 April 2019 Reuters reported:
While nine out of 10 phone apps for depression and smoking cessation assessed in a recent study were found to be sharing user data with third parties, only two out of three disclosed they were doing so. Much of that data, including linkable identifiers, was shared with Google and Facebook, among others, but barely half of apps sharing data with those two giant companies told users about it, researchers report in JAMA Network Open.
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'At this point, you have to think about the app economy and business model that exists for software,' said Jennnings Aske, chief information security officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, who wasn't involved in the research. ...
'I don't think people understand the nature of the profiles being built about them,' Aske said
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