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50% iOS subscribers willing to share personal info

Even more may agree to share personal data for free content or other utilities. Users may now get magazines on iPad as subscribers' information was the main standoff issue between Apple and the publishers.

At a time when the mobile applications are panned by users over privacy and other security reasons, it has been found that close to half of the iOS users have no problem in sharing their information.

This came to light when magazine publishers found that close to 50 per cent of the iOS users are willing to divulge personal data for subscription and that if they get free content or other utilities, more users may agree to share their personal data.

The readers’ response is reflective of their comfort level in the secure environment run by Apple, the makers of iPhone and iPad. Mostly users do not agree to share personal data in a free for all environment. But with Apple, more users have agreed to share their data such as email address and names. The news becomes significant at the time when Apple and Google are battling problems with location tracking issues on iOS and Android phones.

Apple has recently released a software update of its iOS operating system to fix up a glitch that allowed the iPhone to save location data of the users automatically.

On the other hand, Google was even being sued by the Android users over location tracking issues. Android, which is also the No 1 operating system in the world now, is also battling with malware issues.

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