Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Flashlight that Follows Your Path... in addition to lighting it.

The Android flashlight app, Brightest Flashlight!

GoldenShores Technologies, LLC, is using the onboard GPS to make money on a free app by selling the anonymized user data it collects. And, the amount is not trivial; over one million people have downloaded the flashlight app.

The reason this information finally surfaced was because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) became involved, eventually issuing an official complaint against Goldenshores Technologies (PDF)... (more)