La Liga App Accused of Spying, Silently Accessing Mic and GPS

La Liga App Accused of Spying, Silently Accessing Mic and GPS

An app by the Spanish football league La Liga was recently found to be accessing the mic and GPS of the devices it was installed in, even without the user’s consent.

However, the league defended the privacy policy of its app, saying that it was just trying to track down venues that illegally broadcast matches by matching audio data and phone location. La Liga also pointed out that the app asks for consent at the point at which the app was either installed or updated. Nevertheless, this earned the app a string of negative reviews on the Google play store and download other sources.

It is estimated that the Illegal broadcasting of football matches in public places without licence cost the game 150 million euros (£132m; $177m) annually.

Source: BBC

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