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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Fresh plea in SC against triple talaq system
- Consumers will be compensated for unscheduled power cuts: Delhi CM Kejriwal
- Shocking! Man dies performing stunt in moving train in Mumbai
- China planning to stretch its Nepal rail link to Bihar: Report
- National child helpline number '1098' now launched in 25 languages!
- Hilarious! Salman Khan was in tears for a moment while filming ‘Sultan’ – Know why
- Money laundering: Chhagan, Sameer Bhujbal's judicial custody extended till June 7
- Posting babies' photos on Facebook put moms at depression risk
- Donald Trump is a joke for America: Chloe Grace Moretz
- Charleston church shooting case: US seeks death penalty for shooter Dylann Roof