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Author Topic: A sneaky new attack on privacy  (Read 4166 times)

xtabber

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A sneaky new attack on privacy
« on: May 05, 2011, 10:29:22 PM »
Here's an interesting new scam business model: AppsBar

I haven't tried it, nor will I, but it claims to let non-technical folk build apps interactively for Android and IOS devices, and then publish them to the Apple or Android markets, all for free.  AppsBar gets to insert advertising into these apps and collect the revenue from them.

That would be a fair bargain, IMO.

What is not is that, if you actually read through their terms of use and privacy policy pages, you find that by creating an account and using their app builder, you have opted in to their marketing database and, among other things. expressly agree that " Appsbar may sell, rent, lease, share or exchange your Personally Identifiable Information with any third party."

You won't make any money off of your AppsBar app, but you'll surely be guaranteed to get plenty of spam forever after.




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Re: A sneaky new attack on privacy
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 10:44:41 PM »
After reading it myself they seem to talk out of both sides of their mouth...for instance...


"WHO IS COLLECTING YOUR INFORMATION: Appsbar and its affiliates are the sole owners of the information collected; except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy or otherwise communicated to you at the time you provide the information, we will not sell, share, rent or loan this information to any third party."


then in under...
"
WHAT IS COLLECTED, AND HOW DO WE USE IT:
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Appsbar may sell, rent, lease, share or exchange your Personally Identifiable Information with any third party; and
..."

So it sounds like the bottom line is...they can and will share it and you shouldn't listen to the first part I mentioned.

Sounds like they made it confusing to read which is a big thumbs down. :down:
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Re: A sneaky new attack on privacy
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 11:23:51 PM »
Weird. Sounds bad.


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Re: A sneaky new attack on privacy
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 01:40:28 AM »
So with such a contradiction, isn't that opening themselves up for lawsuits?
 :huh:

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Re: A sneaky new attack on privacy
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 06:51:45 AM »
So with such a contradiction, isn't that opening themselves up for lawsuits?
 :huh:

Not really, in lawyer speak it says they promise not to, but reserve the right to. At least that's my interpretation of it. I'll not be touching that with a 438" pole.

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Re: A sneaky new attack on privacy
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 07:18:28 AM »
So with such a contradiction, isn't that opening themselves up for lawsuits?
 :huh:

Not really, in lawyer speak it says they promise not to, but reserve the right to. At least that's my interpretation of it. I'll not be touching that with a 438" pole.

That's 11 m, 12 cm and 5.2 mm for those that use metric. i.e. A damn long pole~! :)
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Re: A sneaky new attack on privacy
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011, 08:09:07 AM »
So with such a contradiction, isn't that opening themselves up for lawsuits?
 :huh:

Not really, in lawyer speak it says they promise not to, but reserve the right to. At least that's my interpretation of it. I'll not be touching that with a 438" pole.

That's 11 m, 12 cm and 5.2 mm for those that use metric. i.e. A damn long pole~! :)

Crap, it was supposed to be 438' (foot) pole (was thinking about the Grinch for some reason). I gotta learn how to type one of these days.

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Re: A sneaky new attack on privacy
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011, 08:46:10 AM »
They actually promise not to except "AS PROVIDED" and then provide that they will :)