On a security-related note, the New York Times’ Jenna Wortham and Nicole Perlroth looked into security breaches at startups:
Before a major breach or hole is discovered, analysts say, tech entrepreneurs take possible security risks as an accepted trade-off for building their product at a rapid pace. Stricter password requirements and airtight encryption take a back seat to user growth, convenience and feature introductions.
I kind of get this excuse, but it’s just that: an excuse. If a developer is collecting personal information, they should own that and accept the responsibilities of protecting it.