I almost let this story pass without comment, figuring in my infinite pettiness that, if you’re the kind of person who would download an app celebrating the reelection of a tyrant, you deserve to be spammed until you can’t tell a real email from a Nigerian erectile dysfunction cure.
(I said was a Christian. I didn’t say I was a good one.)
It is our policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through our Sites with third parties, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on the Sites. For example, we may share personal information as follows:
… and then goes on to offer absurdly broad categories of people or groups who will be able to exploit your data for fundraising or information gathering purposes. The language is so vague that it can be read to include anyone the “Presidential Inaugural Committee 2013″ wants to share with.
As AppAdvice points out, there is a skip option for registration, meaning you don’t have to share your mobile phone number to access the app…
… but since no one reads ToS, EULA, or other docs, no one will realize they’re consenting to data mining for the benefit of Democratic election committees when they hit the “Join Now” button.