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The Singtech P10 features firmware linked to a Taiwanese company that sucks up all sorts of personal data and then sells ads against it.
Generally, days-old logs of a citizen's location information stored via their wireless carrier will consistently require a search warrant.
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.
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 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.
Live, location-tracking features are coming into popularity and Samsung may be preparing to join in with its own application.
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.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are apparently all in for a unified authentication method to better and more efficiently verify user information.
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.
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 isn't taking the fall for the latest data privacy controversy, blaming your iPhone's proprietary Maps service for constant location tracking.