The NSA recently published a guide on how to limit location data exposure on your devices. Direct link to the PDF here.
The guidelines are geared more for government officials, but the advice itself can be useful for those hoping to stop sending so much location data to tech companies, ad firms, or apps that may then expose it later.
It’s a useful guide, albeit strict.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s release of (anonymized) mobility data, and their reply to a Senate letter inquiring about the COVID-19 website.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss setting up reminders by location instead of time, and a “Main Menu” idea for iPadOS.
The FCC is preparing to fine four major cellular carriers roughly US$200 million for selling location data of customers.
iOS 13 added a feature to give customers alerts when apps use their location data in the background. And it’s hurting advertisers that use this data.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest location data reporting, and last minute gift ideas.
I don’t think it’s hyperbole to call this piece “explosive”, “stunning” et cetera. Reporters at the New York Times found a database of location data containing “50 billion location pings from the phones of more than 12 million Americans.” These Americans included two Secret Service agents (and by extension the President), a Department of Defense official, CIA agents leaving for home, and much more. The article is a nightmare to browse because it’s one of their interactive ones, but it’s still worth the read.
The data reviewed by Times Opinion didn’t come from a telecom or giant tech company, nor did it come from a governmental surveillance operation. It originated from a location data company, one of dozens quietly collecting precise movements using software slipped onto mobile phone apps.
Security researcher Brian Krebs found that his iPhone 11 Pro accessed his location even when turned off. Now Apple has explained why.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sending location data to Apple (or not), and John’s new Background Mode.
Security researcher Brian Krebs discovered something about his iPhone 11 Pro. It continued to collect location data even when disabled.
The Photos app on iOS doesn’t have a native way to view a photo’s metadata, but iOS 13 does let you share photos without location data.
A new app called Who’s in Town gives your Instagram followers an interactive map of every place you’ve ever been.
Introduced today, a new bill in New York City would make the sale of cellphone location data illegal, with fines for violators.
Major carriers in the U.S., like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon claim they’ve stopped selling user data. AT&T says it also wasn’t illegal.
A now-fixed Twitter location bug inadvertently let the app collect your location data under certain circumstances.
There’s more to the bounty hunter location data story that Motherboard reported on earlier this month. One of the data brokers involved was Zumigo.