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'Location off should mean location off', Google engineers said after AP expose on tracking users

After the AP article two years ago, Google made changes to its privacy settings to make it easier for users to conceal their movements.

27 Aug 2020 2:19 PM

Privacy violation not justified anymore as case count drops, Norways says, ends use of COVID app

Norway currently has between 50 and 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

15 Jun 2020 9:57 PM

Did you know Google is tracking your location even if you opted not to share it? Lawsuit says so

The state of Arizona is taking Google to court after an investigation found it’s impossible to stop Google from tracking your movements.

28 May 2020 5:52 PM

On quarantine, wearing a government-mandated location tracker, how does it feel?

An Associated Press reporter in Hong Kong describes her experience.

20 May 2020 8:37 PM

Location tracking not allowed on apps using Google, Apple APIs but indie app Aarogya Setu does

Aarogya Setu, which runs on its own Application Program Interface or API, is not bound by international privacy protection norms

05 May 2020 8:32 PM


Soon you can tell from Facebook posts if someone is masquerading as an Indian while being in Pakistan

Geographical location of posts will be displayed to curb misinformation spread by dubious groups or individuals pretending to be legitimate

23 Apr 2020 3:47 PM

India's Aarogya Setu reaches 5 crore downloads in record 13 days, says Niti Aayog CEO

The more people install the coronavirus tracing app on their phones, the more effective it becomes

15 Apr 2020 9:03 PM

Army tells personnel to follow cyber safety precautions while using Aarogya Setu app

Soldiers have been told to ensure their phones have antivirus protection

15 Apr 2020 8:29 PM

Apple website that uses maps data shows visible impact of coronavirus on movement of people

Apple said the website helps global efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 by giving insights into the movement of people to governments

15 Apr 2020 7:19 PM

Sharing location with Google? Now it will be displayed on site to aid governments in fight against coronavirus

Reports on users’ movements in 131 countries will be published on a website and will chart movement trends by geography, a Google blog said.

03 Apr 2020 4:50 PM


Privacy could become the next victim of the coronavirus as governments step up mass surveillance

Authoritarian regimes such as China use COVID-19 as a pretext to suppress independent speech and restrict fundamental rights

29 Mar 2020 12:12 PM

Apple fixes location tracking bug in iPhone 11 chip

It was discovered that the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro were tracking location data even when the services were turned off.

20 Jan 2020 8:31 AM

Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

Apple says its tests show that some popular websites are embedded with more than 70 such trackers.

15 Sep 2018 1:13 PM

Google clarifies location-tracking policy on its website

The change came three days after it was revealed that Google apps store user location even if users have turned off Location History.

18 Aug 2018 11:09 AM

Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 settlement

An investigation found that even with Location History turned off, Google stores user location.

18 Aug 2018 10:04 AM


Google’s location tracking bothering you? Here’s how you can turn it off

The location tracking feature is crucial to a lot of apps such as cab-hailing apps, food ordering, maps, and so on.

15 Aug 2018 8:02 AM

Google tracks your movements, like it or not: Report

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

13 Aug 2018 8:47 PM

Google to help track exact location of 911 callers in the future

The company has been carrying out tests by gathering 911 calls and callers' location over a period of two months.

20 Feb 2018 7:42 PM

Here’s how GPS tracking device can help in daily life routine

If you already own a GPS device, you will put it to best use post you go through the top 10 uses listed.

23 Sep 2017 10:58 AM

WhatsApp will now notify you about low battery

There will be a notification in case the battery level goes down during a call

30 Jan 2017 9:26 PM