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Comment Re:Time to jump across the channel (Score 1) 187

Berlin, isn't that one of the most culturally diverse and liberal cities in the whole of Europe now? Have you ever travelled out of the US?

I'm not sure what the relevance of your comment was, nor what the intention of it was but if you haven't been to Berlin, you should go, it's fantastic.

Submission + - New report finds mobile apps regularly 'spy on users' (jots.pub)

DanJ_UK writes: The BBC reports that Apps on Apple and Android smartphones leak lots of users' information to third parties, research has suggested. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, and Carnegie-Mellon universities studied 110 apps available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. They found 73% of the Android apps shared users' email addresses, and 47% of the iOS apps shared location data. Privacy International said it was more evidence of how devices "betray us". The study, Who Know What About Me? A Survey of Behind the Scenes Personal Data Sharing to Third Parties by Mobile Apps, tested 55 of the most popular Android apps and the same number of iOS apps.

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