Android Wallpaper App Developer Defends Data Collection

Jackeey Wu, developer of the controversial Android wallpaper app that collects user data, defends himself in a message to Android Tapp:

In my applications I collected some device data, not user data. I collected the screen size to return more suitable wallpaper for the phone. More and More users emailed me telling that they love my wallpaper apps so much, because that even “Background” can’t well suited the phone’s screen. I also collected device id, phone number and subscriber id, it has no relationship with user data.

But why collect phone numbers?

Friday, 30 July 2010