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Apple and Google have reportedly banned a major data broker from collecting location data from users’ phones amid scrutiny over its national security work

Apple and Google have banned X-Mode, a major data broker, from collecting location from users whose mobile devices run iOS and Android, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The tech giants told developers they must remove X-Mode’s tracking software or risk being cut off from their app stores – and […]
Apple and Google have reportedly banned a major data broker from collecting location data from users’ phones amid scrutiny over its national security work
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How to stop Google from tracking your Android’s location

You can stop Google from tracking your Android device by disabling Google’s “Location History” option, or by disabling specific apps. Google tracks your Android’s location at all times by default, and uses that information to give you traffic information, browsing recommendations, and more. Turning off location tracking may cause certain […]
How to stop Google from tracking your Android’s location
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How to stop Google from tracking your iPhone’s location

You can stop Google from tracking your iPhone by disabling the “Location History” setting. Google apps that you download onto your iPhone track your location to give you real-time traffic information, location tags for your photos, and other features. Many iPhone apps also have their own location settings, which you […]
How to stop Google from tracking your iPhone’s location
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Workers and shipments dispersed from one meatpacking plant to 48 states. Mapping their phone data shows how outbreaks at meatpacking plants could spread the coronavirus across the US.

Of the 10 biggest COVID-19 hotspots across the US right now – excluding prisons – seven are linked to meat processing plants. New phone location data show that people – potentially including workers and truckers carrying shipments – moved from one meatpacking factory in Indiana to 48 states and Canada […]
Workers and shipments dispersed from one meatpacking plant to 48 states. Mapping their phone data shows how outbreaks at meatpacking plants could spread the coronavirus across the US.
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Google needs to apologise for violating the trust of its users once again

An Associated Press investigation recently discovered that Google still collects its users’ location data even if they have their Location History turned off. After the report was published, Google quietly updated its help page to describe how location settings work. Previously, the page said “with Location History off, the places […]
Google needs to apologise for violating the trust of its users once again
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