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I’ll add one PS to my note above. I downloaded Lookout Mobile, which amongst other things, scans the privacy settings of your apps on the Android and iOS. I’ve reached out to some of the developers I saw in both the WSJ article and whom I saw in the Lookout results.

I feel a whole lot better having heard directly from CardStar, Calengoo (thanks for that recommendation!), Adao Uninstaller, Yelp, and FlickrFree who have all assured me that they do not sell your data. Specifically as it relates to Yelp, I was told they no longer send their data over to Flurry. All data collected is being used only to aggregate metrics to track things like monthly visitors, search volume, etc.

Good to know everyone is taking these issues very seriously … and another reason for all of us as consumers to read the fine print!