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Pandora Subpoenaed In Probe of Mobile-App Privacy 50

ideaz writes "Pandora Media Inc., the largest Internet radio company, said it's been asked for information as part of a federal grand-jury probe into the way smartphone software developers handle personal data. Pandora isn't a specific target of the investigation and similar subpoenas have been issued to other publishers of apps that run on Apple's iPhone and Google's Android operating system, the company said in a securities filing today."
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Pandora Subpoenaed In Probe of Mobile-App Privacy

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  • by Culture20 ( 968837 ) on Monday April 04, 2011 @06:34PM (#35714736)
    Their login method is "what's the iPhone's UUID?" Found that one out the hard way when I purchased a friends' (wiped by me) old iPhone. They're probably an example of doing it wrong.
  • by ArcCoyote ( 634356 ) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @01:44AM (#35717230)

    Yep, and that's how I found iPhones that are returned as defective to the Apple Store make it back to the public.

    I exchanged a 3GS that was spontaneously rebooting and syncing slowly or not at all, even after a DFU Restore (which is why I honestly believe jailbreaking can damage your flash, especially after I had it happen to TWO jailbroken 3GS's... but that's another story.)

    Anyway, I had Pandora on it. I didn't reinstall Pandora right away on my replacement phone, but when I finally did (months later) and logged into my Pandora account, my stations had been replaced with a bunch of stuff I would never listen to. So explain to me how that happened, other than someone using the phone that was supposedly returned to Apple?

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