Developers blast Google for releasing names, email addresses of Android app buyers

An Australian developer issued a scathing repudiation of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) app store privacy policies, noting the company provides developers with the names, email addresses and even general location information of people who purchase Android applications. "Under no circumstances should I be able to get the information of the people who are buying my apps unless they opt into it and it's made crystal clear to them that I'm getting this information. This is a massive, massive privacy issue Google. Fix it. Immediately," wrote developer Dan Nolan. Nolan's blog post on the topic went viral, generating plenty of responses from other developers and Android users: "Google should follow Apple's lead and offer users and developers better privacy protection," summed Seattle developer Eric Butler. FierceDeveloper dug into the issue and the resulting dust-up: Feature

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