Teens Show Concern Regarding The Privacy Of Mobile Apps

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Teens Show Concern Regarding The Privacy Of Mobile AppsA report by Pew Internet reveals that teen users of mobile apps have concerns regarding their privacy.

One of the major concerns is related to location tracking. A majority of teen girls have “disabled location tracking features on cell phones and in apps because they are worried about others’ access to that information.”

The survey of U.S. teens ages 12-17 has revealed the following:

“58% of all teens have downloaded apps to their cell phone or tablet computer.”

“51% of teen apps users have avoided certain apps due to privacy concerns.”

Personal information collection is an issue:

“26% of teen apps users have uninstalled an app because they learned it was collecting personal information that they didn’t wish to share.”

“46% of teen apps users have turned off location tracking features on their cell phone or in an app because they were worried about the privacy of their information.”

Get the full PDF report here.

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