Tuesday, June 11, 2019

"Facebook is not spying on you through your iPhone. Spain’s top professional soccer league is"

NYMag:

La Liga — the league in which Real Madrid and FC Barcelona play — has been fined 250,000 euros by the Spanish data-protection agency for improperly notifying users that it was using their microphones and location data to listen in and find bars that were pirating streams of soccer games

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La Liga insists that it listens only for a specific “sonic fingerprint” (i.e., the game broadcast) and ignores sensitive information like conversations.