Enhanced 911 location data would make it possible for emergency first responders to more accurately find and locate people making 911 calls. What are the privacy implications since the biggest U.S. telcos have been secretly selling location data of their customers to a shadowy network of data brokers and data…
Without your knowledge or consent, the leading mobile phone carriers in the United States may be actively selling your location data to third-party vendors. And, in turn, these vendors are re-selling this data to an expanding network of shady middlemen.
Consumer groups in 7 countries are asking European privacy regulators to take action against Google for GDPR violations, specifically, its “deceptive practices” related to location tracking.
Today's children are being "datafied" from the moment they're born. Parents are now increasingly anxious over the expanding commercial collection and exploitation of children’s data, with potential consequences that can lead to extremely unsafe situations for both the child and the family.
As location-based services become ubiquitous and the rise of selfie soldiers, the Strava heat map incident shows the difficulty in governing civilian technology in military settings.
Securus data scandal exposes cavalier attitude of location aggregators and mobile carriers towards location data and consumer privacy.
Social fitness apps such as Strava need to be doing more to enhance user privacy and safety. The recent snafu involving the disclosure of U.S. military personnel location data has increased awareness of the perils created by tracking apps. Learn more about how these apps are collecting data, and how they are using it.