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(MIT Technology Review)   Why does a campaign app need your Bluetooth settings?   (technologyreview.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Political campaign, Joe Biden, App Store, Biggest data haul, President Trump's rally, Narendra Modi, Parscale's use, political communication strategies  
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2020-06-22 5:40:22 AM  
To harvest all your data, duh!

Wonder how the Trump campaign would react if the app was pulled from Apple's AppStore and Google Play for violation the terms of service? Pretty sure an app designed to suck up personal information is against the TOS...
 
2020-06-22 6:06:54 AM  
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2020-06-22 6:52:51 AM  
Brad Parscale explained (admitted) it all in his 60 minutes interview. They use personal data to brainwash people via Facebook and other platforms.
 
kab
2020-06-22 8:11:29 AM  
If you put a campaign app on your phone, you deserve whatever happens.
 
2020-06-22 9:23:30 AM  
Bonus: they didn't include an "I'm 18" checkbox, so now they have thousands of illegally obtained personally identifiable info AND LOCATIONS of minors.

But I would expect nothing less from the Pederast Party.
 
2020-06-22 9:52:31 AM  
Could they at least pretend that this wasnt a paid advertisement?
 
2020-06-22 10:13:14 AM  
To make you part of the hive mind

/no thanks
 
2020-06-22 11:17:18 AM  
whoever didn't see this coming is pretty f*cking out of it
 
2020-06-22 11:48:31 AM  
Bluetooth, eh?

Aa-a-argh! Methinks there may be piracy afoot.
 
2020-06-22 2:12:23 PM  
All sorts of apps ask for Bluetooth access now. Even apps I'm not exactly sure what the hell it could need to control my Bluetooth for. They all get a no. If a feature doesn't work, I'll re-evaluate later.

There are no respectable candidates that I would install an app for at this time. Maybe someday in the future, the very far future, there will be someone that is a great do-nothing candidate.
 
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