How President Obama's inaugural app mines data for Democrats

by - January 17, 2013

Looking for a public toilet using the new Inauguration smartphone app? That might just land you on left-leaning email lists or solicited in coming years to be a Democratic campaign donor.

Thousands have downloaded the free program since its release Monday by the official Presidential Inaugural Committee, but few are likely to notice that the terms-of-service and privacy statement — aka the fine print — give the committee permission to share their data “with candidates, organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives.”

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