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你向应用程序提供敏感的个人信息,而它们会告诉 Facebook

You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook


Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which operate the two dominant app stores, don’t require apps to disclose all the partners with whom data is shared. Users can decide not to grant permission for an app to access certain types of information, such as their contacts or locations. But these permissions generally don’t apply to the information users supply directly to apps, which is sometimes the most personal.

在《华尔街日报》的测试中,由总部位于加利福尼亚州的Azumio公司所开发的Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor,是位于苹果iOS端最受欢迎的心率测试应用,在记录心率后立即将用户的心率发送给了Facebook。

In the Journal’s testing, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, the most popular heart-rate app on Apple’s iOS, made by California-based Azumio Inc., sent a user’s heart rate to Facebook immediately after it was recorded.


Flo Health Inc.’s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker, which claims 25 million active users, told Facebook when a user was having her period or informed the app of an intention to get pregnant, the tests showed.


Real-estate app, owned by Move Inc., a subsidiary of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp , sent the social network the location and price of listings that a user viewed, noting which ones were marked as favorites, the tests showed.


None of those apps provided users any apparent way to stop that information from being sent to Facebook.

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