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Most Mental Health Apps are Sharing Your Data With Third Parties

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Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports.

33 of the 36 apps tested shared information that could give advertisers or data analytics companies insights into people’s digital behavior.

Those kinds of details, plus the name or type of app, could give third parties information about someone’s mental health that the person might want to keep private.

Curated from The Verge

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