Storm8 Sued over Privacy Infringement

November 10th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial, Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Storm8 Storm8 have the questionable honor of being the second iPhone developer that has been exposed for collecting consumer data without asking permission for it according to a lawsuit last week.

The class-act lawsuit details usage of a backdoor that allows the developer to aggregate such data. The company is doing this through all their games (20 Million downloads). Through that backdoor, they collect phone numbers of the consumers who play their games. With this move, the company violated the computer fraud and abuse act and California’s computer crime law amongst others.

Storm8 did respond to the claim and reported that the data collections were caused by a bug that has been fixed now

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