La Liga ‘Uses its App to Spy on Illegal Broadcasts’ (TVB Europe)


Spain’s Liga de Fútbol Profesional is reportedly using its La Liga app to track down illegal broadcasts of matches. The app asks to access the microphone on a user’s smartphone. The microphone then uses the mic to “detect if what it sounds like is a bar or public establishment where a football match is being projected without paying the fee established by the chains that own the broadcasting rights.”