Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt
Stirring the pot...
OK, we all know location based services aren't free; data is acquired and sold for market analysis and ultimately creates the revenue streams that pay for this cool stuff.
As I understand it, the difference between what Apple has done vs. Google is that Google uploads data to its servers directly. Other than cookies in your browser or maybe an encrypted cache on your phone (depending on how youÃ¢â‚¬™ve set it up) that's pretty much it. It pushes data so far upstream that you basically become a face in a huge crowd - sort of a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœsafety in numbers thingÃ¢â‚¬™. Sure someone can analyze your habits, purchases etc. but thatÃ¢â‚¬™s pretty far outside access by any one individual. It would...
a) They're unsecured caches of user location in long-term storage on the device.
b) There is no option to opt out of said data collection.
Gladly, for the Android fan like myself, Google has not stepped into either one of these pits.
Good luck with that one, Steve.
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