Flashlight apps, location and why consumers still don’t understand privacy!
"Have you ever wondered why something as simple as a flash-light app requests your location when you boot it up? It’s not out of curiosity or even necessarily to be helpful – although if you are lost in the dark, letting someone know your location might be a good thing. It is the hallmark of a mobile app economy that’s based on a simple value-exchange: you get a useful app for free or next to nothing and in return the app provider collects your user data to monetise it in some way."
via thenextweb

Flashlight apps, location and why consumers still don’t understand privacy!

"Have you ever wondered why something as simple as a flash-light app requests your location when you boot it up? It’s not out of curiosity or even necessarily to be helpful – although if you are lost in the dark, letting someone know your location might be a good thing. It is the hallmark of a mobile app economy that’s based on a simple value-exchange: you get a useful app for free or next to nothing and in return the app provider collects your user data to monetise it in some way."

via thenextweb

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