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April 5, 2011

Smartphone Apps under Federal investigation Over Privacy concerns

Pandora smarthphone app developers where handed subpoenas as they go under federal investigation.

Other than Pandora only one other independant developer has come forward to confirm he has also been served. Have you ever wondered how ads in apps no so much about your likes or dislikes? Well so are federal government investigators apparantly.

Pandora says it believes that the investigation is industry wide rather than them being targeted. The wall street journal says that the investigation is still in the early stages and may well not result in any actual charges, but it seems to be extending beyond the actual app makers themselves. Both Apple and Google who sell these apps have no comment on the investigation. How do you fell about your personal information being shared all over the web? Discuss…

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