I am no stranger to apps that collect an obscene amount of information, but after reading this post from Computer World titled ‘Snooping: It’s not a crime, it’s a feature‘, this is too much. The article highlights apps like Color and Shopkick that access the microphone in your phone to listen to ‘noise’ around you without you knowing at that moment.
I was going to test these apps out, but I will NEVER use either or any that gather mic data (unless I am prompted eg. Shazam) and will recommend that others don’t also. Of course if you don’t care who is listening, when they are, and how they are using the information they gather in ever updating TOS, why be concerned? And here I thought Facebook sharing my info with others was bordering crossing the line.