The WSJ reports that US Feds are looking into whether apps are taking – and sharing – your information without your permission. So far Pandora, an app that the WSJ previously outed as an untrustworthy steward of your private data, has received a subpoena, presumably along with several others.
While both companies and individuals can be charged as violators of computer-fraud laws, the Journal points out that what’s more likely is that concessions – in this case, desisting from collecting and sharing your personal info without consent – will be made. Let’s hope so. [WSJ]