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It's only 10 apps, but the amount of personal information they share about you is gigantic. And it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the Norwegian Consumer Council study on how these apps breach your privacy and put your security at risk πŸ‘‡

forbrukerradet.no/side/new-stu twitter.com/privacyint/status/

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@privacyint "10 apps on #Android" - IMHO worth mentioning that they didn't test on #iOS.

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> This information is used to profile consumers, which can be used for targeted advertising, but may also lead to discrimination, manipulation and exploitation.

why does it say "advertising" four times

@grainloom @privacyint

Norway is still fairly neoliberal and probably has domestic adtech companies making up a big part of the tech industry same as rest of Northern Europe.

Interesting to note the devs of the Qibla/Muslim prayer app (which presumably *has* to use GPS in order to work as intended) choose not to share the data, whereas the LGBT+ hookup and menstruation/fertility apps do...

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