Aug 282017
 
 August 28, 2017  Breaches, Business, Featured News

With weather on everyone’s mind this week, this might be a good time to point out that AccuWeather was caught sending user location data – even when location sharing is off.

Last week, Zack Whittaker reported:

Popular weather app AccuWeather has been caught sending geolocation data to a third-party data monetization firm, even when the user has switched off location sharing.

AccuWeather is one of the most popular weather apps in Apple’s app store, with a near perfect four-star rating and millions of downloads to its name. But what the app doesn’t say is that it sends sensitive data to a firm designed to monetize user locations without users’ explicit permission.

Read more on ZDNet and do read their follow-up how the problem persisted even after it was allegedly fixed.

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