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Facebook to give advance warning if mobile applications pull users’ personal information

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 14:26
 
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Facebook to give advance warning if mobile applications pull users’ personal information
London: Social networking giant Facebook has become the seventh company to agree to give people advance warning if its mobile applications pulls users’ personal information from tablet computers and cell phones.

The agreement requires mobile apps seeking to collect personal information to display their privacy policies before their app is installed on a device.

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said that the agreement includes Facebook''s own applications, as well as those made by third parties in its recently launched App Center.

According to CBS News, Facebook said it incorporated the principles of the privacy agreement when it was designing its App Center.

The other six companies that have signed the agreement are Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Research in Motion and Hewlett-Packard.

“We are delighted that Facebook has joined Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Research in Motion to provide consumers with greater control and information about how their personal data is used,” Harris said.

“We need to protect privacy while we foster innovation,” he added.

ANI



First Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 14:26


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