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Did Samsung Invade Fans’ Privacy With Jay Z App?

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You downloaded Jay Z‘s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ on your Samsung phone, but at what cost? Samsung is now coming out against allegations that the app invaded the privacy of the millions who used it to download the rapper’s album.

The BBC shares that U.S. civil liberties group the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) claims the app collects “massive amounts of personal information from users, including location data,” and has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to remove it.

“We are aware of the complaint filed with the FTC and believe it is baseless,” a statement from Samsung reads. “Samsung takes customer privacy and the protection of personal information very seriously.”

The company claims all information is strictly for business purposes. “Any information obtained through the application download process was purely for customer verification purposes, app functionality purposes and for marketing communications, but only if the customer requests to receive those marketing communications.”

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