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Smart phone users uneasy about apps

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NEW YORK – Are you worried about downloading apps on your phone? You're not alone. A new study shows more than half of U.S. mobile phone users say they have decided not to use an app on their phone because of concerns over privacy.         

The study conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds 54 percent of mobile app users decided not to install one once they found out how much personal information they'd have to share to do so.         

Mobile apps include maps, games and other programs that help turn smart phones into portable computers. Thirty percent of app users say they have removed an app once they found out how much information it collected about them.         

The national telephone survey comprised 2,254 adults in March and April. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

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