Spanish soccer league app spied on fans to catch pirate broadcasts

The app uses microphones and GPS to track illegal streams of soccer games. Most apps and websites deny that they spy on their users, brushing off ads that mirror IRL conversations as targeted advertising or paranoia. Now, at least one app has ‘fessed up. The La Líga app, which is the official streaming app of Spain’s La Liga soccer league, just admitted to spying on users—and turning them into narcs to boot.Read Full Story

Spanish soccer league app spied on fans to catch pirate broadcasts

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