To deliver data of the required detail, TfL says detailed digital mapping of all London Underground stations was undertaken to identify where wi-fi routers are located so it can understand how commuters move across the network and through stations.
The percentage of users that are not comfortable with this data collection is likely to be significantly higher than 51% considering it’s much more invasive than compiling a list of interests and involves sharing aggregated real-time snapshots of their movements with third-parties.
Google announced a new tool a few days ago at its Google I/O event which will automatically delete your Location, Web, and App Activity history data after a set period of time per your chosen settings. Now Google giving you a feature to delete your user data seems counterproductive for Google doesn’t it.
The details came in letters to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who had demanded an update on the carriers' sale of customers' real-time geolocation data.
As facial recognition technology makes its presence felt across the globe, the city of San Francisco is preparing to ban its use by local agencies.
Unfortunately, you might be horrified to discover that some of your most trusted devices are gathering a slew of personal data and trends about your life, compiling them, and selling them off to the biggest advertising agencies.
But researchers at Fidus Information Security discovered, and revealed on Friday, that the system has a dangerous flaw: you can send a text message to the SIM and force it to reset.
Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices.
A spokesperson for Google said the company had no similar feature like this to announce at this time, but that the company is “always looking for new ways to improve transparency and give users helpful control over their privacy.”.
The suit, which was filed by Z LAW on Thursday, claims that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile made geolocation data available to a Securus, a broker that allows law enforcement to access your location without a warrant.
with 59 posters participating, including story author The four major US wireless carriers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits accusing them of violating federal law by selling their customers' real-time location data to third parties.
The news provides the first instance of individual telco customers pushing to be awarded damages after Motherboard revealed in January that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint had all sold access to the real-time location of their customers’ phones to a network of middlemen companies, before ending up in the hands of bounty hunters.
What's new is the soon to be rolled out "auto-delete controls" that will enable users to set time limits on how long Google can save your data.
Google has finally introduced an option that gives you the ability to automatically erase all your location and activity history on the Web. This is a feature that comes with the goal of putting more tools in the hands of users so they can control how your data is used.
Google has introduced a new, easier, privacy-focused auto-delete feature for your Google account that will allow you to automatically delete your Location History and Web and App Activity data after a set period of time.
As a middle ground, Google today announced that you can now auto-delete your location history and web and app activity by setting a time limit for how long Google can save this data.
Desktop and mobile anti-tracking extensions like Privacy Badger, Adblock Plus, Disconnect and Ghostery will keep trackers from collecting information from your browser as you go from website to website.
A Quartz investigation found that a user can turn Bluetooth off on their smartphone running Google’s Android software, and the phone will continue to use Bluetooth to collect location-related data and transmit that data to Google.
You willingly gave away your privacy to Facebook,” and “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” These statements are clichés in the most nefarious sense, they’re boilerplate platitudes that reveal a fundamental misunderstanding of user preferences, and more dangerously, they give corporations and governments every excuse to continue down the same path of snooping.
I know the roads I drove on April 16, and I can't see any reason why Google should store it, even if it's only for my use.
We’re heartened that the Massachusetts court took these issues seriously and made clear that the police must get a warrant, whether they access historical cell phone location data or whether they cause a phone to send its real-time location.
The city initially won but the U.S. Sixth Circuit Appeals Court reversed the decision, said that chalking is a form of trespass that requires a warrant, similar to attaching a tracker to a car to monitor its real-time location, according to the court’s ruling.
Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles subdomain Failed student jailed for Silk Road, dark web drug profiteering US legislators have sent an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for details about Sensorvault, an internal Google database that keeps track of users' historical geo-location details.
The data Google is turning over to law enforcement is so precise that one deputy police chief said it “shows the whole pattern of life.” It’s collected even when people aren’t making calls or using apps, which means it can be even more detailed than data generated by cell towers.
Dave Johnson/Business Insider Instead, you need to reset the iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a backup. After it's erased, it'll be returned to its factory settings and you can follow the directions to restore the iPhone with a recent backup.
It's no surprise that law enforcement seeks help from tech companies during criminal investigations, but the use of location history databases like Sensorvault has raised concerns...
Under the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act (HB 57), state law enforcement can only access someone’s transmitted or stored digital data (including writing, images, and audio) if a court issues a search warrant based on probable cause.