An overwhelming majority of consumers say they would consider handing over personal information to mobile marketers, a new mBlox survey reveals. Eighty percent of respondents worldwide told mBlox and survey partner Millward Brown Digital that downloading a company's app to their mobile device also meant they would be open to receiving location-based text or push notifications from that same company.
Path is once again the subject of privacy concerns after users said the social networking application texted and called their contacts without permission.
Apple has revealed that its servers store iOS user search queries, messages and commands leveraging its Siri voice assistant technology for up to two years.
The Federal Trade Commission issued new guidelines in an effort to increase transparency in how mobile app developers, app stores and other industry players store information about users. The news comes on the heels of another FTC announcement: Social networking app Path was fined $800,000 for violating the privacy of its underage users.
A new draft bill published this week proposes to improve mobile application privacy by requiring developers to disclose their information collection practices and enabling users to request the deletion of their stored data.
California's attorney general has filed the state's first-ever mobile application privacy lawsuit against Delta Airlines, alleging the Atlanta-based carrier failed to properly clarify what personal information it collects from consumers and what it does with that data.
StrikeForce Technology, a provider of software security solutions for the Web, is expanding its services to mobile with a series of apps for tablets and handsets running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
The App Trust Project is a new initiative the Association of Competitive Technology hopes will address growing concerns about the degree of openness or "transparency" developers demonstrate about how consumer data is used. Will this project be worth the effort for developers?
Two months after Apple removed the Clueful privacy tracking application from its App Store, developer Bitdefender has relaunched the service for free on the mobile Web.
Forty-two percent of U.S. smartphone users identify mobile privacy and security as top concerns according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of privacy management firm TRUSTe.