Obama and Romney election apps suck up personal data, research finds

Millions of US voters could be downloading smartphone apps created to promote the campaigns of President Obama and his Republican election rival Mitt Romney without noticing the intrusive permissions demanded by the software, GFI Software has reported.

Looking at the ‘Obama for America’ and ‘Mitt’s VP’ apps for Android and iOS, the company uncovered a surprising volume of information users will be giving up to the candidate’s campaign databases on themselves and even their friends and families.

Read more:  http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/082112-obama-and-romney-election-apps-261806.html?hpg1=bn

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