Angry Birds knows where you live
Angry Birds on iPhone one of many popular apps that shares your exact location with advertisers, in spite of two thirds of us being against the idea
A new report has disclosed startling evidence that a huge number of popular apps are sharing your data more widely than you might expect.
One of the most startling finds by the company was just how many advertising domains were contacted while some apps are running, with some apps such as Angry Birds getting in contact with four domains on the iPhone version and eight domains on Android.
"When you’re downloading an application there quite often aren’t any terms and conditions that you can accept or if there are they’re just too un-wieldy."
The report from Adaptive Mobile also found that although the clear majority of us are completely against the idea of apps sharing our information we continue to use these apps with 75 per cent of us giving away our locations during the download.
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