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Google’s South Korean Offices Searched for “Illegally Collected Location Data” Google’s South Korean Offices Searched for “Illegally Collected Location Data”

Google was probably not jealous that Apple has been getting more of the attention regarding location tracking these days. But today, Google is receiving some international press. Reuters reports that Google’s offices in Seoul, South Korea were raided and searched …

Verizon Addresses Location Tracking, Announces New Warning Label Verizon Addresses Location Tracking, Announces New Warning Label
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In a letter dated April 19th, 2011 – one day before the Apple iPhone tracking hullabaloo all began – Verizon’s VP of government relations Peter Davidson wrote to congress concerning the topic of consumer privacy. The just released letter is …

TomTom Tracks (And Shares) User Data, Too TomTom Tracks (And Shares) User Data, Too
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Considering the recent news about mobile devices and the storage of user data in relation to location, this next revelation probably isn’t much of a surprise, but yet, here we go again. TomTom, the popular GPS device, also tracks user …

iPhone Logging Location Data, With Location Services On or Off iPhone Logging Location Data, With Location Services On or Off
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If you haven’t heard, this Apple location tracking story was kind of a big deal last week. Last Wednesday, two data scientists reported on a finding that devices running iOS 4 or later contained a hidden file that contains location …

Google, Like Apple, Also Tracking Your Location Google, Like Apple, Also Tracking Your Location
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This week’s report that iOS devices contain a secret file storing users’ locations and movements for up to a year has raised a lot of eyebrows.  Reactions have ranged from sky-is-falling freakouts by privacy advocates to shrugs of the shoulders …