Samsung Defends Jay-Z App, Says They Are Not Spying On Customers

(AllHipHop News) Jay-Z made more than history with his Samsung Magna Carta Holy Grail app, he inadvertently(or knowingly, however you view it) entered himself into battle between technology and privacy. After complaints about the Magna Carta Holy Grail album spying on users, Samsung fires back by calling the complaints “baseless.”

[ALSO CHECK OUT: Privacy Group Is Now Asking FTC To Investigate Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta’ App]

The U.S. civil liberties group the Electronic Privacy Information Centre pointed out how the Magna Carta Holy Grail app requested “massive amounts of personal information from users, including location data”. Samsung responded by asserting that the information collected by the app was procedural:

Any information obtained through the application download process was purely for customer verification purposes, app functionality purposes and for marketing communications, but only if the customer requests to receive those marketing communications… Samsung is in no way inappropriately using or selling any information obtained from users through the download process

That was not the only controversy surrounding the app as its promised 12 a.m. release of the album on July 4th was met with technical difficulties that left fans without the album and Jay-Z admittedly disheartened according to the music titan:

On the 24th I downloaded my app, I set it, I watched the clock count down and at 12 ‘clock I couldn’t get it. For me that’s not cool

Jay-Z has yet to comment on the privacy issues surrounding the Magna Carta Holy Grail app.

16 Responses to “Samsung Defends Jay-Z App, Says They Are Not Spying On Customers”

  1. Taihair Djehuty

    people have clearly never read the fine agreements on ALL the apps they’ve downloaded into their phones

  2. $11625525

    If you understand mobile or even internet technology, its all about monetization through data mining … of course they’re gathering information, much like this site does and any other site you visit.

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  4. LetsBeRealpeople

    Stay mad, Gawker already called bull on Samsung. Read the breakdown, then come back to this. When the new ran about Jay-Z changing the RIAA rules, you had to figure something was up. The Industry is all about that money. Giving as much back to the artist is never apart of the plan. There had to be a trade out. If you a fan and see Jay as a smart business man, then that’s your crown to hold. Skip all the illuminati and just stick to the basics of business. Somebody has to lose out, something has to be guaranteed collateral. The deal between Samsung and RIAA will prevent “leakage”.
    Jay-Z or anyone in the industry gets more protection than you the Listener, the buyer. Your information is collateral. Your data is covering their risk. How is that right? Is there an Artist, or a n Album that you are willing to give your data over too. I do hope the answer is “no”. Yes, it is that serious. I am not not trying to get hemmed up because some apathetic brat is all, “Dude, Whatever(click)” Call this tactic out.

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