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Marketplace Tech for Monday, January 21, 2013
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The Presidential Inauguration Committee has put out an official Android and IOS app. But if you read the fine print, it could be sharing your personal information with political campaigns. It’s an example of how our private information is constantly being shared online. But there are systems to take control, like MyPermissions. Also: Nokia has a new product, a smartphone case you can print out. All you need is access to a 3D printer.

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A Data-Mining Inauguration App, and a 3D printed Smartphone Case

Jan 21, 2013
A new app from the Presidential Inauguration Committee seems like a handy tool for people visiting Washington, D.C. to watch President Obama take his second (public) Oath of Office. But critics say the app is data-mining for political purposes.

The Presidential Inauguration Committee has put out an official Android and IOS app. But if you read the fine print, it could be sharing your personal information with political campaigns. It’s an example of how our private information is constantly being shared online. But there are systems to take control, like MyPermissions. Also: Nokia has a new product, a smartphone case you can print out. All you need is access to a 3D printer.

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