Web site by Stanford experts monitors app security

Apr 03, 2010

(AP) -- With Apple Inc.'s iPad rolling out this weekend, developers are scrambling to create new applications - or apps.

But are they safe? That's the question a new Web site hopes to help answer.

Internet security experts at Stanford University launched a site Friday that reviews how well certain Web and mobile applications protect users' privacy.

Dozens of the more that 200 apps listed on WhatApp have already been reviewed by a team of lawyers, , and privacy and security experts from Stanford and other institutions. Shoppers and developers can add their opinions and request reviews.

Stanford Law fellow M. Ryan Calo says the site provides a way to monitor what's being done with collected information and drive the app market toward better practices.

Explore further: Online piracy thrives in Internet cloud: study (Update)

More information: http://www.whatapp.org

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