Location Tracking

How to Track Your Husband: AirTag vs Tile vs LandAirSea GPS Tracker

Kashmir Hill, a privacy reporter for The New York Times, recently decided to test Apple's AirTags (and competing devices from Tile and LandAirSea) under a simulated stalking scenario by tracking her husband and writing about it, of course. Apple launched the AirTag for $29 USD ($39 CAD) in April of last year as a tracking device...

Uber Clarifies its App Does Not Actively Track Users’ Locations

In response to earlier reports of Uber’s app continuing to check users’ locations even when they hadn’t used the service for many days, the ride-hailing service has today explained that the issue is actually being caused by iOS, and not by its app (via TechCrunch). Uber says that the behaviour is being triggered by the iOS Maps extension...

Facebook May Be Tracking Your Phone’s Location to Suggest Friends

According to a report by Fusion (via BusinessInsider), Facebook is secretly tracking your smartphone’s location data in order to find people that live or work nearby that you could make friends with on the social network. The publication cites an unnamed source that "attended an anonymous parents meeting for suicidal teens", only to be shown one...