Aside from the fact that users didn’t know that they were being tracked, the way that Lowe talked about it during his presentation involved a bit of bragging like they know how you get there and where you go after. “We know all about you,” were his exact words and that sounded a bit ominous. To be fair, he also did say that they don’t sell that data, but rather they use it to market the film. But people probably won’t go beyond the fact that their location data is accessed by the app and that they’ll use that data to monetize.
The latest news is that MoviePass has removed the “unused app location capabilities” which is most likely in response to all the uproar. However, this is only for their iOS app. Hopefully, the update for Android isn’t far behind.
March 8, 2018 at 02:06AM