On the Seventh of June, Felix Kjellberg aka „Pewdiepie“ advertised the app „Nimses“ in a video on Youtube. With a reach of 96.5 million, Pewdiepie is the most influential youtuber in the world and thus carries a great journalistic responsibility, which he does not live up to this time. The advertised app, which is a new social network, is highly offensive in terms of privacy.
said Daniel Mönch, Political Director of the Pirate Party.
We specifically warn all teenagers who do not want to be monitored by their friends or their parents to install this app. We also appeal to parents to educate their children about the possible consequences and significance of data protection. Users have no way of adjusting their level of privacy.
Basically, the app requires continuous access to one’s location – even if it is not currently in use. Wherever you are, you can be tracked down by friends and strangers.
If the operating system deactivates the location determination or withdraws the rights, the app will no longer work.
Furthermore, the user conditions state that the minimum legal age to use the app is thirteen years of age.This is absolutely irresponsible for an app that displays the location for everyone to see and thus opens the door to stalking and mobbing because the privacy can not be set.
The Pirate Party is committed to ensuring that apps which are offered in the app-stores of various companies must also comply with the decent European data protection directives!