European mobile carriers will share location data to track COVID-19 spread

By a1 telekom, coronavirus, covid-19, deutsche telekom, engadget, eu, Europe, European Commission, gear, Location, medicine, Mobile, orange, privacy, smartphone, T-Mobile, telecom italia, telefonica, telenor, telia, vodafone

More governments are relying on phone location tracking in a bid to track and contain the spread of COVID-19. Eight European carriers, including Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Orange and Vodafone, have agreed to share phone location data with t…

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Google location data led police to investigate an innocent cyclist

By crime, cycling, engadget, gear, geofence, geofencing, google, Internet, law enforcement, Location, Mobile, police, privacy, runkeeper, warrant

Those concerns about police indiscriminately collecting Google location data have some grounding in the real world. NBC News has revealed that police inadvertently made a suspect of an innocent cyclist, Gainesville, Florida resident Zachary M…

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Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is always checking your location

By apple, engadget, gear, iPhone, iphone 11, iphone 11 pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Location, Mobile, privacy, smartphone, U1, ultra-wideband, uwb

Security researcher Brian Krebs recently raised eyebrows when he discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro (and by extension, the iPhone 11) is constantly checking for your location, even if you’ve disabled Location Services. Is Apple tracking your every mo…

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Instagram’s Threads is compelling, but kind of creepy

By android, apple, auto status, cameras, close friends, data privacy, direct messages, direct messaging, engadget, entertainment, facebook, gear, google, instagram, instagram threads, Internet, ios, Location, Mobile, privacy, services, snap, snapchat, Social, social media, status, Threads

Look, I’m not one to constantly post selfies. I’d rather just take pictures of random buildings or my sneakers. But, when I do take a selfie, it’s mostly just so I can share a goofy face with my family or best friends. I’ve mentioned this before in p…

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Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users’ locations

By ads, advertising, app, engadget, facebook, gear, hyp3r, instagram, Internet, Location, Mobile, privacy, Social network, social networking

Facebook’s privacy woes aren’t over in the wake of its FTC fine. The company has pulled the marketing company Hyp3r from Instagram’s ad platform after Business Insider learned that the agency had been collecting massive amounts of data in violation…

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A Bluetooth vulnerability could give hackers your location

By algorithm, android, bluetooth, boston university, data, device, engadget, fitbit, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Hacking, ios, Location, Research, Security, sniffer, stalking, tracking, vulnerability, wearables, Windows 10

Your FitBit and other Bluetooth gadgets could be giving away your location data. Researchers from Boston University (BU) detected a vulnerability in several high-profile Bluetooth devices that could allow third-parties to determine your locati…

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US carriers say they’ve stopped selling location data

By at&t, carrier, communications act, data, engadget, fcc, gear, Location, Mobile, politics, privacy, Regulation, sprint, T-Mobile, verizon, Wireless

You might not have to worry quite so much about carriers selling your phone location data to less-than-diligent third parties. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) have provided responses to FCC Commissioner Jessica Ros…

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Google search knows where you were even if you disabled Location History

By engadget, gear, google, googlesearch, Internet, Location, locationhistory, Mobile, search, Security, webandappactivity

Earlier today, the Associated Press published a report detailing how Google can log users’ locations even if they’ve opted out of the company’s Location History feature. The report indicated that if you want to entirely opt out of Google location tra…

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Growth of Location-Based Campaigns; Bidding Optimisation with QuanticMind

By Advertiser, advertising, Cross-Channel, Cross-device, data, EMEA, exchangewire, Location, Monetisation, Programmatic, TV, video

ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: On Trend with Location-Based Campaigns; QuanticMind Introduces New Bidding Optimisation Capabilities; Tremor Video DSP Partners with D…

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Audio Ads Via DoubleClick Bid Manager; Location Sciences Launches ‘Verify’

By Ad Tech, Ad Verification, Audience, audio, exchangewire, Inventory, Location, measurement, Mobile, Programmatic, targeting

ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Google Introduces Audio Ads to DoubleClick Bid Manager; Location Sciences Launches Location Data Authentification; Strategic Partnersh…

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