Mozilla finds mental health apps fail ‘spectacularly’ at user security, data policies

Charlie Osborne reports:

An investigation into mental health and prayer apps has revealed a disturbing lack of concern surrounding user security and privacy.

On Monday, Mozilla released the findings of a new study into these types of apps, which often deal with sensitive topics including depression, mental health awareness, anxiety, domestic violence, PTSD, and more, alongside religion-themed services.

According to Mozilla’s latest *Privacy Not Included guide, despite the deeply personal information these apps manage, they “routinely share data, allow weak passwords, target vulnerable users with personalized ads, and feature vague and poorly written privacy policies.”

Read more at ZDNet.

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