Does Jay’s free Magna Carta Holy Grail app come at the cost of your privacy?

Posted: July 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


Privacy concerns have been raised over the terms and conditions of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail Samsung app, which gives you his new album for free but demands access to your USB storage, GPS location and phone settings.

Over half a million people have already download the app, according to Billboard, which was borne out of the rapper’s deal with Samsung and saw the company buy up one million album copies to give away free to smartphone users.

Jay-Z had already faced criticism for the corporate aspect to the album (which was announced through a Samsung advert) but has now further come under fire for its stringent privacy demands.

Rapper Killer Mike tweeted a screen grab of the app, which sees it asking permission to ‘modify or delete contents of your USB storage’, ‘prevent phone from sleeping’, access ‘approximate network location’ and ‘precise GPS location,’ and ‘read phone status…

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