New Web Site Created By Stanford Experts Offers Security Reviews Of App Market

Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted in the LA Times on the launch of WhatApp?, a website that reviews how well web applications protect users' privacy:

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.

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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.