I am gobsmacked by this information from the Wall Street Journal. Why would a game on your iPhone need to transmit your phone number “back to base”? Why does a dictionary want to send your location? Why would they not tell you? I cannot imagine a good answer to any of these questions. It turns out that lots of iPhone and Android apps send data back to their developer, and others, without any clear purpose or permission. To me this absolutely stinks. Read the article for more info.