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Know Everyone in the Room Instantly: How SocialRadar Is Disrupting Networking

Ondi Timoner | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

Imagine being able to walk into a room and your phone will, "Tell you about how you are connected to those people around you and how they [are] relevant to you."

How Some Retailers Are Tracking You With Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Privacy advocates have an entirely new worry to keep them awake at night. National retailers like Nordstrom and Home Depot, working with a company ...

Yes, It's True: Location and Consumer Privacy Can Co-Exist

David Rush | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
David Rush

Location-based technologies are allowing businesses to create meaningful engagement with consumers. Used properly, there are some revolutionary ways to deepen the relationship that will benefit both groups without compromising privacy.

The Legal Battle Over Cell Phone Location Privacy

Larry Bodine | Posted 12.24.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

Did you know that every time you use your cell phone to check email, send a text or make a call, your cell phone relays your location to the cell phone company? And that the company keeps your data for months?

Hey, Apple! Get Off My Tail!

Stanley Bing | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology
Stanley Bing

It's just the beginning, guys. Every breath you take. Every move you make. Every bond you break, every step you take, Apple will be watching you. Unless you find the well-hidden option, that is.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Bank Moves To Track Customer Locations, Raising Privacy Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

A major U.S. bank is now tracking customer locations, raising concerns about online privacy. Ally Financial now requests to track the locations of ...

Google Will Let You Keep Your Location Private--But Not Automatically

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 11.13.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is going to let people with home wireless networks decide whether they want to be lumped into a system that helps pinpoin...

Microsoft Sued By Customers

Posted 10.31.2011 | Technology

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft allegedly tracks the location of its mobile customers even after users request that tracking ...

Be Digital to the Core

Naomi Troni | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology
Naomi Troni

What we've learned in the past decade is that brands that want momentum, relevance and reach must ensure they are digital to the core. That means a lot more than having a cool website.

iPhone Customers Gear Up For Class Action Suit Against Apple

AP | By KELLY OLSEN | Posted 09.15.2011 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean lawyer who is an avid user of the iPhone is waging a privacy battle against Apple Inc. over the device's tracking...

iPhone User Sues Apple Over Location Tracking--And Wins

Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

SEOUL | Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:48am EDT (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Korean unit has paid compensation to a user of its popular iPhone after collecting lo...

New Bill Could Make Secret Location Tracking Illegal

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology

Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced on Wednesday legislation that takes aim at location-aware devices and apps a...

Senator Urges Privacy Policies For Apps

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology

Following a heated row over smartphone location tracking that culminated in Apple and Google representatives appearing before a Senate Judiciary panel...

FCC Invites Google, Apple To Location-Tracking Forum

Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In its first look at the growing controversy about location tracking by smartphones, the U.S. Federal Communications Commis...

Senators Grill Apple, Google Over Privacy

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

At a senate hearing today, Apple and Google defended themselves against allegations that the companies do an inadequate job of protecting user privacy...

Mobile Phone Tracking Highlights Need For Baseline Privacy Law

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Using mobile devices should not mean that consumers are forced to relinquish control of data about them to a weak and unclear legal environment.

Apple, Google To Face Lawmakers In Privacy Tussle

Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tech companies such as Apple and Google are hoping the tracks of millions of mobile device users will lead t...

Wireless Carriers: We Get Users' Consent Before Using Location Data

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The nation's four largest wireless carriers say they obtain customer permission before using a subscriber's physical location to provide...

What You Need To Know About Smartphone Location Tracking

AP | By JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 06.23.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- The revelation this past week that Apple Inc.'s popular iPhone and iPad devices keep files of users' location data raises legal and e...