Mental health and prayer apps have some of the worst privacy protections, a Mozilla study claims, finding they ‘track and share’ users intimate thoughts and feelings.
The findings, released to coincide with May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, were published as part of the annual Mozilla ‘Privacy Not Included’ guide.
The researchers examined privacy and security practices for 32 mental health and prayer apps on iOS and Android, including Talkspace, Better Help, Calm and Glorify.
The six worst offenders, according to Mozilla, that is those with the very worst privacy and security, were Better Help, Youper, Woebot, Better Stop Suicide, Pray.com, and Talkspace.
‘Their flaws entail incredibly vague and messy privacy policies, sharing personal information with third parties, and even collecting…
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