Data siphoning by Chinese ad sellers continues on in Asia

The Singtech P10 features firmware linked to a Taiwanese company that sucks up all sorts of personal data and then sells ads against it.

SCOTUS decides government needs warrant to obtain cellphone location data

Generally, days-old logs of a citizen’s location information stored via their wireless carrier will consistently require a search warrant.

US carriers stop selling location data to brokers, but will for advertisers

The change in policies comes after an investigation into the security holes left open by data brokers that left every cellphone user open to tracking.

FCC investigating exploit in prison inmate location service used to track other people

Securus allows law enforcement to track prison inmates’ phone calls, but one sheriff abused a feature from software vendor Securus to track other people’s locations.

Apple is finally starting to enforce strict App Store location sharing regulations

Apple wants to send a clear and simple message – there’s no room in its App Store for nefarious data collection and unauthorized location information sharing.

Samsung trademarks “Uhssup” as name for location tracking social app

Live, location-tracking features are coming into popularity and Samsung may be preparing to join in with its own application.

Google recklessly collected location info from unaware Android users for months on end

Location tracking is already a major privacy concern for many mobile device users, but the way Google’s been doing it is far worse than we ever imagined.
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Big Four US carriers create Mobile Authentication Taskforce in search for a unified method

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are apparently all in for a unified authentication method to better and more efficiently verify user information.

AccuWeather and other iOS weather apps may continuously feed location data to ad servers

Multiple weather apps that deliver you a forecast based on your GPS and network data also send it to an ad server. They may take more dips into that data.
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Security & Privacy: Location Tracking, ergo ‘They Know Where You Are’

One of the biggest “features” of our mobile devices is also one of the largest areas of concern when it comes to privacy: location tracking.

Uber sometimes tracks your iPhone location long after closing the app, blames iOS for it

Uber isn’t taking the fall for the latest data privacy controversy, blaming your iPhone’s proprietary Maps service for constant location tracking.