Privacy issues raised over terms and conditions of Jay-Z's Samsung app

The communications giant wants to access USB storage, phone status and identity

Photo: Dean Chalkley Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Jay-Z
Photo: Dean Chalkley

Concerns have been raised regarding the privacy of customers using Jay-Z's Samsung app.


Billboard reports that over half a million users have downloaded the app, which is part of a $5 million (£3.28 million) deal the rapper has signed with Samsung where the communications company has bought one million copies of his new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' to give to its users in advance of the official release date via a special app.

However, fans have complained about the terms and conditions they are expected to sign to get the app. Rapper Killer Mike posted a picture of the agreement online, which allows Samsung to "modify or delete contents of your USB storage", "prevent phone from sleeping", access "approximate network location" and "precise GPS location," full network communication access and "read phone status and identity". Tweeting a response to the picture, Killer Mike wrote "Naw, I'm cool."




'Magna Carta Holy Grail is due for release tomorrow (July 4) and the rapper has revealed a tracklist for the record, which confirms guest appearances from Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake. As revealed last week, Jay-Z's new album will use lyrics taken from REM's 'Losing My Religion' and 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana.

The 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' tracklist is:

'Picasso Baby'
'Heaven'
'Versus'
'Tom Ford'
'Beach Is Better'
'F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt' (Feat. Rick Ross)
'Oceans' (Feat. Frank Ocean)
'F.U.T.W.
'Part II (On The Run)' (Feat. Beyoncé)
'BBC'
'La Familia'
'Jay-Z Blue'
'Nickles & Dimes'
'Holy Grail' (feat. Justin Timberlake)
'Open Letter'

Read More On This Artist

More News
The Jesus And Mary Chain offer local bands support slots on their February UK tour
Suge Knight arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in LA
Carl Barât 'totally rediscovered the guitar' making Jackals album
Pete Doherty: 'not making music with Amy Winehouse will haunt me to my dying day' –...
Swim Deep say new album is a 'zero-gravity gospel record for the masses'
Haim and Weezer to form supergroups for Jimmy Kimmel
Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Avicii and Nicki Minaj to appear at Wireless 2015
Ryan Jarman: 'Grown-ups still don't like The Cribs. That's absolutely...
Jay Z buys Norwegian music streaming service Wimp for £47million
Kasabian 'make history' with rare, intimate performance at The Garage in London
Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 and J Cole to appear on Chance the Rapper's new album
Foo Fighters cover Rush's 'Tom Sawyer' during Rio de Janeiro concert - watch
Idlewild launch bespoke craft ale Scottish Fiction IPA
Courtney Barnett announces debut album and streams single 'Pedestrian At Best'
Nas, Mark Ronson, Earl Sweatshirt added to Disclosure and Rudimental's Wild Life festival
L7 lead additions to Download Festival bill
Brian Wilson to release new solo album 'No Pier Pressure' in April
Kendrick Lamar, Thurston Moore and Chet Faker to play Poland's Open'er festival
The Libertines to headline T in the Park festival 2015
House DJ Lil Louis may have been 'permanently deafened' by air horn
More than 100 supposed Aphex Twin demos posted to SoundCloud by mystery user
Actor Jeff Bridges releases ambient album designed to help listeners sleep

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM