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Submission + - Pandora App Sends Private Data to Advertisers (threatpost.com)

Trailrunner7 writes: An analysis of the popular free mobile application from online music service Pandora.com that is the subject of a grand jury investigation into loose data privacy practices in the mobile application market confirms that the application silently sends reams of sensitive data to advertisers.

The analysis was conducted by application security firm Veracode and found that Pandora's free mobile application for Android phones tracked and submitted a range of data, including the user's gender, geographic location and the unique ID of their phone, according to an entry on Veracode's blog.

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Pandora App Sends Private Data to Advertisers

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