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With location and microphones of the millions of users of your app, Spain's football League is looking for restaurants that show illegal pay-TV. This was known by the DSGVO.

La Liga app: Official league app activates cell phone mics

With location and microphones of the millions of users of your app, Spain's football League is looking for restaurants that show illegal pay-TV. This was known by the DSGVO.

La Liga app: Official league app activates cell phone mics

The official app of Spanish Football League uses microphones and data of its users in search of unlicensed television broadcasts. This has been acknowledged by organisation in a communication. According to newspaper El País, a request for DSGVO was preceded.

La Liga confirmed that app, which has about ten million people installed, can access Smartphonenutzer microphone. In addition, location details would be transmitted. If app registers football noises, it can use location to find out if user is in a restaurant that has a license for football transmissions.

Per year, about 150 million euros of damage would be caused by pay-TV scammers, association defends its actions. The use of user's datacan be contradicted at any time. In addition, recordings would not be associated with user's clear usernames, and would only be briefly recorded during Games. In addition, a sound recording would not be transmitted to app, only a binary code created on basis of recording.

DassApps can access microphone is not uncommon in principle. When a user downloads an application, by default Kanndiese asks for a permission Ethylalcohol microphone when it is first opened. Some programs such as a phone Appbenötigen this permission, because orwise y simply do not work. However, it is not always obvious what an application needs a microphone permission for. Consumer Protection advises to consider exactly which application you really want to grant access to. Why a calculator app also needs acoustic signals, you dassollte at least question.

Nurweil an app has a permission for microphone, it doesn't listen abernoch long as in case of La Liga. It keeps sichbeispielsweise stubbornly claiming that Facebook listens to users, for example because y get advertisements after a phone call that matches conversation content. The network by default can be granted permission for microphone. Until now, however, assertion of eavesdropping could not belegtwerden. Experts think it is more likely that Facebook Schonso knows a lot about users that advertising profiles are simply fitting.

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