05 Apr

NYTimes.com – Pandora Discloses a Privacy-Related U.S. Inquiry on Apps

The online radio service Pandora has received a subpoena from a federal grand jury investigating whether popular smartphone applications share information about their users with advertisers and other third parties.

The company said on Monday that it believed that it was one of many companies to receive subpoenas in an investigation into the information-sharing practices of publishers that make apps for the iPhone and other Apple devices, as well as smartphones that run on Google’s Android operating system.

Pandora said it shared information with third parties to help it track how users interact with the service and to deliver targeted advertising. But the company, based in Oakland, Calif., said it was “not a specific target” of the grand jury investigation.

via NYTimes.com – Pandora Discloses a Privacy-Related U.S. Inquiry on Apps. Wonder when we’ll start hearing something what this investigation into mobile advertising and I presume privacy is trying to discover.