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[ NNSquad ] Jay-Z Is Watching, and He Knows Your Friends

Jay-Z Is Watching, and He Knows Your Friends

http://j.mp/14VMRZt  (New York Times)

   "Samsung bought a million downloads of the album, for $5 each, to be
    given away on July 4 - five days before the album's official release -
    through a mobile application, JAY Z Magna Carta, on certain Samsung
    models. It's an ugly piece of software.  It demands permissions,
    including reading the phone's status and identity, which made some
    users, notably the rapper Killer Mike, suspicious: Does Jay-Z really
    need to log my calls? It also gathers "accounts," the e-mail addresses
    and social-media user names connected to the phone. Those permissions
    are often part of a typical app package. This one got worse."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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