New code of conduct reveals what data apps collect from users

07/25/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Some consumer advocates and application developers have agreed to try out a code of conduct that would give users a detailed list of what data the mobile app collects and shares. Critics say only a small amount of what data is collected is disclosed and would not allow users to opt out or see what records have been collected. Some groups, like the ACLU, are pushing for legislation to regulate app transparency.

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