According to a study by Mozilla, many of the top mental health apps have serious cybersecurity and privacy vulnerabilities.
In its latest Privacy Not Included report, the Firefox browser maker examined the privacy and security features offered across a range of mental health and prayer apps and uncovered a worrying array of issues.
Some of the apps examined, including big names like Headspace, Pray.com, Calm, and Talkspace, had millions of users and app downloads, potentially putting many users at risk.
Not so relaxing
Mozilla analyzed 32 mental health and prayer apps and gave 29 of them a “Privacy Not Included” warning, showing that the reporting team had concerns about the app’s use or management of user data.
Among the most common issues was the extensive data collection, with many of the apps collecting a large amount of personal information about users. Although many of the apps examined pledged not to sell or share this information with third parties, Mozilla found that many…