Remember When We Said The NSA’s And Internet Companies’ Data Collection Weren’t The Same Thing? Yeah, Never Mind
December 11, 2013

Via Pando Daily:

The Federal Trade Commission last week settled with Goldenshore Technologies, the company behind a popular flashlight app that secretly collected and shared user information with advertisers.

I previously wrote that the settlement serves as a reminder that government agencies aren’t the only ones secretly monitoring many Internet users. Still, I noted that “there is an obvious difference between the mass surveillance perpetuated by the NSA and other government agencies and a consumer app selling its users’ data to advertisers.” Now it seems that this might not always be true.

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