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Submission + - QR Code apps caught sharing scanned data and GPS coordinates (bucknell.edu)

layertwo writes: "Researchers from Franklin & Marshall College (www.fandm.edu) published a paper on Ed Felten's Freedom to Tinker blog (https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/kollarssmith/scan-this-or-scan-me-user-privacy-barcode-scanning-applications/) which shows that most QR Code scanning apps share the contents of all scanned barcodes with the application developers. Many apps--including the most popular scanner on both iOS and Android--also send the device's GPS coordinates along with the barcode contents."

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