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How to give apps only your approximate location on Android 12

How to give apps only your approximate location on Android 12

Apple and Google are each slow-stepping their ways to giving their customers more privacy options up front when they want to interact with apps. For example, Android has been offering users the choice to give specific permissions like access to location data to an app for one time only, while the app is in use, or not at all. With Android 12, users get to control how accurate the location data they give is.

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Surveillance companies are using mobile ads to obtain scarily accurate location data

Surveillance companies are using mobile ads to obtain scarily accurate location data

As people become more conscious of the importance of data privacy, dominoes are beginning to fall. Earlier this week, we learned that the company behind the X-Mode SDK had been caught selling customer location data to government contractors. Now a new report claims that overseas surveillance vendors are siphoning location data from smartphones with the help of mobile advertising tools.

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Israel will use phone location data to identify and quarantine people exposed to COVID-19

Israel will use phone location data to identify and quarantine people exposed to COVID-19

Israel is gearing up for a new offensive in the fight against coronavirus, and it involves the unprecedented use of mobile phone location data. The country's cabinet passed the emergency law during an overnight session, allowing the government to use location data to find out where people with coronavirus have been and with whom they might have come into contact.

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