Wired reports Amazon has begun holding third-party apps in its Marketplace Appstore accountable for privacy violations. The company asked app providers to disclose information about particular apps in order to gain access to Amazon's Marketplace Web Service, which apps can use to obtain Amazon customers' personal data. Developers that have not answered Amazon's call have been warned or removed from MWS in recent months. "Amazon has strict policies and procedures in place to protect our customers’ personal information, and we regularly audit use of our services to ensure compliance," an Amazon spokesperson said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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