The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy.
Here's an excerpt:
Here are some of the key findings in a new survey of U.S. teens ages 12-17:
- 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.
- 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.