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Class Claims Gamer Swiped Phone Numbers

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A maker of games for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch collected players' phone numbers without their knowledge, according to a federal class action. The class claims Storm8, creator of "iMobster" and "Vampires Live," wrote its software to collect phone numbers automatically when players download the games.

Storm8 acknowledged on Aug. 26 that it used backdoor methods to get the phone numbers, according to the complaint. It issued an apology "for the oversight," which it blamed on a "bug that has been fixed," the class says.

The class demands damages and restitution wants Storm8 ordered to delete their personal information. They are represented by Alan Himmelfarb with Kamber Edelson of Vernon, Calif.

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