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Google Play Gives Email Addresses To Developers, Raises Privacy Issues

Google Play, the search company's app and content store, shares the name, email address and city location of people purchasing apps with the developers who created them, a practice not made clear in Google's privacy policy. Google claims this is not a new practice, nor is it a bug within Google apps. The issue was brought to light by a developer himself, who pointed out that he could use the contact information to "track down and harass users who left negative reviews or refunded the app purchase."

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