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Data Privacy Day 2020 is here

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by

Data Privacy Day is here, and with the recent implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the timing could not be better to discuss the importance of taking steps to protect sensitive data while also keeping personal data private and secure. Similar to GDPR, CCPA will have a profound impact on data privacy and protection, making this year’s Data Priv...


Four privacy questions every developer needs to answer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by

Over the past twelve months, the internet-connected doll My Friend Cayla went from one of the hottest toys of the holiday season to an internationally-classified "espionage device." The doll was the subject of an FBI warning, banned from sale or ownership in Germany, and eventually dropped from every major retailer in the United States. Despite the nearly universally hi...


VPNs will not protect your privacy but this might

Monday, April 10, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Shaun Murphy, CEO of sndrCongress repealed FCC privacy regulations, set by Obama’s administration, that required Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) to obtain affirmative consent from customers before storing and using personal data for any purpose. This revelation has raised privacy concerns among consumers, and has sparked a debate of...


Privacy will be the name of the game in 2017

Thursday, December 22, 2016 by

Editors note: 2017 predictions by Alan Duric, Co-Founder and CTO at Wire   2016 has seen a huge rise in machine learning and connected devices from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant; to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The world has become truly connected but not without the growing pains that any emerging industry is bound to face.    In Dec...


Riley vs. California: A revoltin development or recognition of the importance of digital privacy

Saturday, June 28, 2014 by

On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in David Riley vs. California  573 U.S. ___ (2014) which addressed the question of whether the police properly searched Riley’s mobile phone as part of a traffic violation stop. The officer accessed information on the phone and noticed the repeated use of a term associated with a street gang...


May 2014 Issue of ADM is Here!

Friday, May 2, 2014 by

Okay first a little gloating, I'm proud to announce the 12 issue of App Developer Magazine, May 2014! The issue is over 80 pages and contains some excellent resources including everything from using Facebook to help promote your app, to knowing where to invest in the mobile industry, it's all right here!Here is the complete lineup:FEATURESGuide: Using Facebook To G...


IoT meets VR: The Next Concern Over Mobile Privacy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by

In the beginning of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seemed as if every sponsor and vendor was introducing a product that demonstrated a deep commitment to mobile technology and its interaction with the “Internet of Things.”  Clearly, 2014 appeared to be the year mobile technology would move from a consumer’s interaction only with th...


Weekly Roundup: 1b Apps on Metaps, Apple Arrives in Brazil, HP Access Catalog, Glass Etiquette, Amazon Coins, And Mobile Privacy

Saturday, February 22, 2014 by

Mobile App Privacy Policy: Do You Have One?What’s wrong with collecting personal information? In short – nothing. Commerce has always been about a mutually beneficial exchange; providing products and services in return for cash or an equivalent value exchange. New business models such as free-2-play or ad-funded content have accelerated the growth of the data-fuell...


Mobile App Privacy Policy: Do You Have One

Saturday, February 22, 2014 by

What’s wrong with collecting personal information? In short – nothing. Commerce has always been about a mutually beneficial exchange; providing products and services in return for cash or an equivalent value exchange. New business models such as free-2-play or ad-funded content have accelerated the growth of the data-fuelled app economy. However the data collected ...


Can The FTC Ruling Causing Apple to Refund Consumers Affect My App Developer Revenue

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by

The FTC and Apple have reached a settlement to award consumers (parents of small children mostly) a total of $32.5 million dollars in refunds from in-app purchases and app downloads that were charged to their iTunes accounts without their consent. FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez said that Apple failed to notify parents that once they enter their Apple passwo...


MEF launches AppPrivacy™ the online privacy tool for mobile app developers to build consumer trust

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by

Free global service and resources backed by international industry Working 12 September, 2013, London and San Francisco: MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, today launched AppPrivacy™ with the goal to build consumer trust in mobile apps by helping developers apply best practice in the collection and sharing of per...


Google gets more heat over app store privacy

Monday, February 25, 2013 by

Does Google give developers private information of the users who purchased their apps? Well....yeah, they do, right now anyway. Currently when customers purchase apps from developers in the Google play store, devs can see a report of what's been purchased and when. Along with that information is the customers Name, Address, and email address which is filed under the "Sh...


FTC releases privacy policy for mobile devices

Monday, February 4, 2013 by

The US FTC has issued a non-binding set of guidelines (here) for mobile privacy. That means they aren't policing them "yet" but based on these recommendations you might want to start being more pro-active with your app privacy policies.Mobile computing is growing so fast that the FTC is afraid US consumers might become the victims of overlooked policies, and u...


App Developers getting confused about mobile privacy laws

Friday, January 18, 2013 by

A US representative has taken the lead on a new draft Bill aimed at mobile app developers again, regarding data retention policies, and privacy information in general. It's called the APPS act and though it is still being drafted and will likely not gain much traction, the idea behind it is a bit alarming.While mobile privacy is a huge issue, and needs to be officially ...


App Developers are the Good Guys

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by

Privacy is a growing concern for many companies and lawmakers and there is no shortage of mobile privacy reports and stories on the web. Unfortunately the stories are a playground for the mainstream media to grab and skew for shock value, and I would like to clarify a few things that try and scare everyone into thinking all mobile app developers are using shady pra...


FTC complaint causes app developer to temporarily remove apps

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by

If you don't think mobile privacy is becoming a really big deal then maybe this story will catch your attention.Mobbles, is a geolocation game in which children collect and care for virtual pets. The game also collected some personal information including email addresses without parental consent, and evidently with no privacy policy in place.The Center for Digital ...