Man on the street: "This Sh*T is all Fuct Up !"
Apple, Google Collect User Data
- April 22, 2011 12:01pm EST 31 Comments
"Apple needs to safeguard the personal location information of its users to ensure that an iPhone doesn't become an iTrack," Rep. Markey said in a statement.
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Google declined to comment on the findings.
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GOOGLE TESTS NON-GPS CELL-PHONE TRACKER
Thursday, November 29, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO — Internet search leader Google Inc. is testing technology that will find the location of people using its mobile mapping service, even if the phone making the connection isn't equipped with a GPS receiver.
The new tracking feature introduced Wednesday is being touted as an added convenience because it will enable people on the go to skip the task of typing a starting address on a mobile handset's small keys when they turn to Google's maps for guidance.
Using the technology, dubbed "My Location," simply requires pressing zero on a mobile handset equipped with the new software. The sender's location shows up as a blue dot on Google's mobile maps.