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How Many Smartphone Apps Share Your Information; Who’s Not Your Net Neutrality Friend; More in Five for Wednesday

privacy and third party apps

  1. A long piece, but worth your time: seven out of ten smartphone apps share information with third-party services. If that freaks you out, the article links to an Android app (oh, irony) to help you understand what’s being shared about you.
  2. If you’re interested in the fight to protect net neutrality and think the CEO of Netflix is one of your allies, think again. (For what net neutrality means to real estate, check out NAR’s coverage at nar.realtor.)
  3. Smart device maker Nest has announced its first product in over a year: a new, improved home security camera (the Cam IQ).
  4. One of Android’s chief architects and founders has released a new modular smartphone, called the Essential Phone. This article explains how cool it is, but also how it misses the target by not addressing the biggest problems in the smartphone industry.
  5. And finally, a drone that someone won’t want to shoot out of the sky: this one provides cell phone service in disaster-stricken areas.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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