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Facebook under fire for location tracking

Facebook faced fresh scrutiny of its privacy practices, as US politicians questioned whether it misled …

US operators curtail location sharing

Major operators in the US followed through on a promise to stop sharing user information …

Google boosts Android emergency service availability

Google teamed with T-Mobile US and technology company RapidSOS to bring Android Emergency Location Services …

Google apps track location despite controls – report

A number of Google apps and services automatically record a snapshot of user location data, …

Shazam adds beacon technology to armoury

Shazam announced a partnership that will see proximity-based marketing integrated into its music recognition app. …

Foursquare restricts check-in to Swarm

Foursquare removed the famous check-in feature from its main app as it prepares to launch …

Poynt hits 10M Android users; updates app

Troubled location search company Poynt said that it has passed the 10 million user mark …

Privacy app pulled from App Store

Bitdefender’s Clueful app, a privacy awareness tool for iPhone users, has been removed from Apple’s …

iOS apps covertly tapping into user data

Thousands of iPhone apps may be accessing contact information without users being aware that it’s …

Foursquare reveals major app update

Location-based check-in and recommendation service Foursquare has unveiled a new version of its app that it says has been completely rebuilt to improve the service