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CBS Interviews Hong About Smartphone Snoops

In the Media

Jason Hong, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, was featured on CBS This Morning in a Dec. 26 segment about the information that smartphone apps collect about their users. He explained that the developers of many free apps provide this user information to advertisers and marketers.

“These kinds of smartphone technologies … have the potential for a lot of good,” Hong said. “But they also have the potential for a lot of harm … embarrassment or unwanted disclosures or just sort of discomfort about being tracked.”