Friday, December 13, 2013
Flashlight app stealing data from cell
The company, GoldenShores Technologies LLC, automatically passing this information to marketers , even though their privacy policies said they would not, and even when consumers rejected the terms of service of the application, the FTC said .
GoldenShores Technologies made the " Brightest Flashlight Free" ( " more free bright flashlight " ) application for mobile devices that use the popular Android operating system. The company reached an agreement with the FTC to settle charges of misleading the user.
As part of the pact, GoldenShores Technologies will not pay any financial compensation , but agreed to change their privacy policies , including giving notice to consumers before collecting the information.