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07-21-2008, 10:47 AM #1Beware! Aurora Feint Secretly Collects personal infomation
Aurora Feint collects phone numbers and emails from the contacts your stored on your iPhone. It creates a file named iMmoAccountData under the its application folder that contains all these info. Check your iPhone if you have OpenSSH installed on your iPHone.
I already confirmed this on my iPod Touch.
Full report and fix
07-21-2008, 10:54 AM #2
07-21-2008, 11:25 AM #3
well... that sucks.21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad
07-21-2008, 11:37 AM #4
07-21-2008, 11:54 AM #5
If it's true and you checked, report it to Apple.
07-21-2008, 11:58 AM #6
You guys, it collects this information because the game supports friends over wifi or cellular I am not sure which one but it will tell you if your friends are playing or not. It's not spyware or anything of the sort.
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07-21-2008, 12:58 PM #7
Oh hey, looks like the people behind the game already replied. Can we close this thread now?
Can you please correct this article? I’ve written a detailed outline of what we’re doing with people’s contact list data on our web site. The short answer is we only store what you type in to our application on the web server. We never spam, rent, sell, or do anything funky with your personal data.
If you have any further questions feel free to ask me personally.
By the way, preventing the application from writing to the account data file will break your save games.
- Jason Citron
P.S. We are posting the privacy notice now. It should be live by noon PST.
07-21-2008, 02:18 PM #8
July 21st, 2008 at 4:04 pm edit
Well, the problem is that users are not told by Aurora Feint that they are actually using the information stored in the Contacts application, and the personal information collected by the app is definitely not submitted through your website.
So I would like to see you guys inform the users that you are actually using the contacts information from the iPhone, and let users to choose if they want Aurora Feint to use it for Community Features.
07-21-2008, 03:02 PM #9
07-21-2008, 03:07 PM #10