Apps may send your sensitive data to Facebook

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Your phone might be giving your private info away.

A new report shows several apps are sending sensitive user data to Facebook without users’ consent.

The Wall Street Journal reports an analytics tool called “app events” lets app developers record user activity.

They then report it back to Facebook, even if the user isn’t on Facebook.

So far no response from Facebook to the Journal report but, it said some of the data-sharing appears to violate its business terms.

The company says it requires app developers to be clear with users about what they share.
 

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