Facebook is now using device accelerometer data as an alternate means of pinpointing locations and following app users about their day. This happens even if users both opt out of targeted advertising and disable location tracking within the Facebook app.
A controversial SDK used for location tracking remains present in hundreds of Android apps, in spite of bans. Data broker X-Mode's tracking software was forbidden from use in the world's two major app stores in 2020.
DPC has opened a privacy investigation against Google over location tracking and its capacity to collect massive location data that could be in breach of GDPR regulations.
A location tracking cloud vulnerability was found on hundreds of smartwatch brands using Thinkrace platform which allows third parties to access the devices without any particular hacking skills.