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Sen. Franken Asks Uber To Give Customers More Control Over Use Of Their Data

Last month, Uber updated its location tracking policies asking users to allow the app to continue following them for five minutes after their ride ends. Unsurprisingly, the change was met with some concern from users and privacy advocates. Now, lawmakers are jumping into the fray, urging Uber to upgrade its privacy policy to ensure that sensitive customer data is properly protected.  [More]

iOS 4.3.3 Update Tweaks Controversial User Location Tracking

iOS 4.3.3 Update Tweaks Controversial User Location Tracking

Calling it a “bug,” Apple has responded to the backlash surrounding the revelation that iOS devices have been keeping track of their owner’s movements via a hidden file full of timestamped map locations by releasing a new software update designed to minimize the extent of the tracking. It does not, however, get rid of it.

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Google Sued For Alleged Android Phone Location Tracking

Google Sued For Alleged Android Phone Location Tracking

Filing a lawsuit seeking class action status, two Android phone owners are suing Google over concerns that the company is tracking users’ moves with the phones.

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Apple Tells Congress It "Must Have" Controversial User Location Data

Apple Tells Congress It "Must Have" Controversial User Location Data

Responding to concerns about its iPhone/3G iPad location tracking, Apple sent a letter to Congress explaining why it needs to collect the info.

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