Location Data

New iOS 13 Location Privacy Features are Reportedly Working

Apple's iOS 13 update has dramatically reduced the amount of user location data being shared with apps, particularly whilst they aren't in use. According to a new report from Fast Company, background location data has fallen off by 68 percent and foreground data by 24 percent since the rollout of iOS 13. Jared Newman explains: Apple's...

‘Anonymous’ Location Data Isn’t 100% Anonymous: NYT

At least 75 companies receive people's precise location data from hundreds of apps whose users enable location services for benefits such as weather alerts. [caption id="attachment_274826" align="aligncenter" width="2462"] New York Times[/caption] A featured report published by the New York Times highlights the extent to which our private data is collected and shared by some apps....

AccuWeather is Illegally Sharing Location Data with Data Monetization Firm

Security researcher Will Strafach has discovered that one of the most popular weather apps AccuWeather is sending its users' private location data to a firm designed to monetize user locations, even when location sharing is off. Strafach intercepted the traffic from an iPhone running the latest version of AccuWeather and its servers, and found that the data was being sent to data...