More than half of all U.S. teenagers who use mobile apps have avoided certain apps because they would have to share personal information, according to a new study from the Pew Internet Project.
The study, done in conjunction with Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, surveyed about 800 teens aged 12 to 17 last summer to examine how they use technology and deal with privacy issues. About 37% of all U.S. teens have smartphones and 23% own a tablet computer. Of those teens, 81% have downloaded apps.
Two examples that often came up when surveying teens were requests for access to photos and contacts, said Mary Madden, a senior researcher at Pew who authored the report.Read More