4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. squire777's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,345 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    Without asking permission, Google sends developers the personal details of everyone who buys their app from Google Play.
    According to Australian developer Dan Nolan, Google sends him the name, suburb and email address of consumers that his app enough to "track down and harass users who left negative reviews".


    Nolan discovered the trove of customer data on his "merchant account" recently while updating his seller payment details.

    The main problem is that Google is not asking explicit permission from buyers to share that information with developers, Nolan said. "This is a massive oversight by Google. Under no circumstances should I be able to get the information of the people who are buying my apps unless they opt into it and it's made crystal clear to them that I'm getting this information," Nolan posted on his blog on Tuesday.
    "If you bought the app on Google Play (even if you cancelled the order), I have your email address, your suburb, and in many instances your full name," said Nolan.

    Google had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publishing this article.

    The Terms of Service document for Google Play do not mention the practice of sharing details with developers of purchased apps. However, it does note that email and address details can be shared with magazine publishers.

    The "how we use information we collect" section of its broader Privacy Statement notes that Google shares user information between Google services, excluding Double-Click, and that it "will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy."
    Google Play privacy slip-up sends app buyers' personal details to developers | ZDNet

    Just another example of Google being careless with user data. Do people really want to do business with a company that has such an insatiable hunger for user data and one that is willing to share that data with anyone?
  2. stmav's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    3,685 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,767 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    That's one way to make sure all apps get good reviews. I wouldn't want a developer knowing my info after I just panned his app.

Similar Threads

  1. Google Play music streaming on WP8?
    By wp8convert in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-30-2014, 01:39 AM
  2. AT&T announces Shared Data plans
    By HeyCori in forum The "Off Topic" Lounge
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-26-2012, 09:42 AM
  3. AT&T shared data plan, hopefully sooner than later.
    By ninjaap in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-14-2012, 09:58 AM
  4. playing shared movies
    By mrbudgie1982 in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-02-2012, 03:50 PM

Posting Permissions

";