Here’s How Your Apps Reveal Personal Information To Facebook

The privacy researcher collective App Census estimates that “approximately 30 percent of all apps in Google’s Play store contact Facebook at startup” through the company’s SDK. The research firm Statista estimates that the Google Play store has over 2.6 million apps as of December 2018.

Clickbait headline aside, that’s a pretty shocking number of apps that connect to Facebook even if you don’t have an account, specially considering some of the apps that do it, i.e. Tinder, Grindr, Pregnancy+.

Mathew Packer @matpacker