iPhone Game Developer Storm8 Responds to Privacy Complaints
Following our posts last week concerning the lawsuit against iPhone game developer Storm8 that alleged they used private API's to violate user privacy by collecting their phone numbers, the developer, Storm8, contacted TiPb with their side of the story:
I just saw your post on the iPhone blog that discusses Storm 8 and the Unity games issue, and I wanted to make sure that you saw the statement that we put out to our users outlining the proactive steps we’ve taken to address concerns so it can inform your coverage. This includes updating the applications in August so that current game versions do not download, store or use iPhone telephone numbers when a game is opened.
They further pointed us to a statement they issued on their community forum.
If this issue concerns you, take a read and let us know what you think.
[Updated: Storm8 didn't use the Unity-engine, just private]