Responding to a ruling issued last year, Google has agreed to pay a $60 million fine in Australia for misleading customers about its data collection practices when it comes to your location history.
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Google has stated that it will protect its users' privacy on health. It will expunge location data on visits to fertility and abortion clinics, addiction treatment, weight-loss, and other facilities.
Snap has announced that it now allows you to share your live location with trusted friends on Snapchat. The feature is off by default but can be enabled for short periods of time with those you trust.
Google is getting sued by the Office of the Attorney General in Washington DC, Indiana, Texas, and Washington State for deceiving users about how it handles their location data and profits out of it.
Vodafone says it has successfully trialled a tracking mechanism that combines space satellites and its IoT platform. The firm said that it can track objects with an accuracy of 10 centimetres.
In addition to a one-time location access permission on Android 11, Google will change Play Store policies to require all apps that use background location to seek approval from the company.
Microsoft's introduced features for Azure IoT customers include the usage of spatial analytics with Azure Maps, with better information and insights about their "things" and where actions are needed.
Twitter has admitted that it accidentally shared the location data of a subset of iOS users with a "trusted partner". However, the bug has now been resolved and the data has apparently been deleted.
Google, in an attempt to appease its users and critics, has altered the wording on a policy that states that even if one chooses to turn off location history tracking it can continue to track them.
Google has changed the way search works across all systems. It'll now use your location to switch you between its different versions and has phased out country code top-level domain names.
A man in France has taken Uber to court after the app continued sending his locations to his wife, who eventually divorced him over infidelity accusations. He is demanding $48 million in damages.
A new update is rolling out for Google Maps users on Android and iOS. This improves upon previously launched features and now allows you to save offline areas on your device's external storage.
Google has launched its Emergency Location Service feature for Android devices in the UK and Estonia. The feature sends location data to emergency services, and will be expanded internationally.
Google's Street View service has failed to get approval to expand in India. The government is blocking Google's requests amid national security concerns and lack of control over data.
Microsoft Research has developed a system that passively monitors the environment for electrical potential changes. Using that, it can find humans and identify them with up to 94% accuracy.
After announcing that HERE maps would stop working on Windows 10 Mobile devices this summer, Microsoft is now promising to bring improvements to its own mapping solution to help out its users.
After months of rumors and speculation, Nokia has finally revealed that it has sold its mapping and location service, HERE, to a consortium of German auto-makers including BMW and Audi.
Windows 10 has a built in notification system to let you know when an app is accessing your location. This notification does not show up in the Action Center but instead in the system tray.
Microsoft is detailing some of the changes that are taking place when moving from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Mobile 10. These include simplified location prompts and settings for better privacy.
A Nokia executive has said that the company is scaling back - but not completely ending - its development work on HERE Maps for Windows Phone, as it now plans to focus its efforts on Android and iOS.
The next locations for 13 upcoming Microsoft stores have been revealed, and it shows that Microsoft is heavily committed to rolling out retail outlets all over the United States.
A pretty major update is coming to the web version of Google Maps and we finally got to see some of the features. These include better UI and learning algorithms for better search results.
We all know Microsoft Research does awesome stuff but this time they seem to have outdone themselves. CO-GPS might bring better location services with only a tiny fraction of today's energy usage.
Oracle will officially be switching to Nokia's mapping and location services. The move was confirmed today and is expected to be publicly announced tomorrow at Oracle OpenWorld.
Microsoft has opened new retail locations across the United States for some time but it looks like their UK store is getting closer to launch as the company is now one step closer to opening a store.
The ability to remotely track a lost of stolen smartphone is great - but it's not 100% accurate, as one man discovered when police broke into his house, following 'Find My iPhone' location data.
It almost feels like Google is being cocky. The search giant today announced a method to opt-out of their location based service that uses your WiFi access point as an alternative to GPS. It's a joke.
Facebook have announced on their blog a whole host of new changes being rolled out. Users can now choose to approve tags, non-friends can tag each other, and the Places feature is being overhauled.
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The buzz surrounding Apple's and Google's practices of maintaining large databases of location data gathered from its customers took a new twist today, with another probe from a federal government. Earlier last week, the two...
Apple came under heavy fire in the past few weeks over the database containing Wi-Fi hotspots and GPS tower locations stored on their iOS devices. The information was being encrypted and sent anonymously to Apple...
Verizon has announced that it plans to put a notice on all of its phones, saying that they are capable of "determining its (and your) physical, geographical location". This revelation comes several days after it...
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Google announced on Monday that its Latitude application is now available for the iPhone. Latitude, introduced in November 2009, is a location-aware mobile application that allows users to share their current location with friends. Locations are...
Facebook is making waves once again with the launch of its location-based service Facebook Places. Along with the requisite privacy concerns that accompanies every Facebook announcement these days (the service is enabled by default), the...