Grand Jury Investigates Whether Apps Like Pandora Are Stealing Your Info

The WSJ reports that Feds are looking into whether apps are taking—and sharing—your information without your permission. So far Pandora, an app that the WSJ previously outed as an untrustworthy steward of your private data, has received a subpoena, presumably along with several others.

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While both companies and individuals can be charged as violators of computer-fraud laws, the Journal points out that what's more likely is that concessions—in this case, desisting from collecting and sharing your personal info without consent—will be made. Let's hope so. [WSJ]

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