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Less than a week after social network Path settled with the US Federal Trade Commission for collecting childrens’ private information to the tune of $800,000 it has once again been caught publishing users’ private information.

The social network and photo sharing mobile app has been automatically geotagging users’ photos even when they have completely disabled location services.

The bug was discovered by security researcher and hacker Jeffrey Paul who found that Path had geotagged a photo he published from his phone even though his location services had been disabled.

Read more on news.com.au.  Path claimed initial ignorance of the issue and replied to Paul that they were addressing it. Now what, if anything, will the FTC do?

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