Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' App Raises Privacy Issues, Turns Off Some Users

Jay-Z and Samsung's "Magna Carta" app may have been downloaded by more than half a million people since it launched on June 24, but rapper Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render, isn't one of them.

Why not? Render on Tuesday Tweeted a photo of his screen as he tried to download the app, which promises to give the first 1 million downloaders of the app a free copy of Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" on July 4th, three days ahead of the album's release. Render's screen shows that the app, developed by Samsung as a joint promotion, wanted Render's permission to "modify or delete contents of your USB storage," "prevent phone from sleeping" in order to retrieve running apps, access "approximate network location" as well as "precise GPS location," full network communication access and "read phone status and identity," among other things.
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