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Google location tracking results in largest-ever privacy settlement

Google location tracking results in largest-ever privacy settlement

The tech giant has agreed to pay $391.5 million to 40 US states. This week, Google agreed to settle the largest-ever privacy lawsuit in history, agreeing to pay over 390 million dollars in a suit that was brought by attorneys general (AGs) in 40 US states. Ellen Rosenblum, the AG for the State o... Read more

date16 days ago
Microsoft announces Azure Maps Creator for creating indoor maps

Microsoft announces Azure Maps Creator for creating indoor maps

Microsoft announces the preview of the new Azure Maps Creator tool. With Creator, companies can create their own custom maps of indoor locations such as factories or office buildings. Azure Maps Creator is part of Microsoft's Azure Maps suite of location services. Azure Maps provides access to T... Read more

date2 years ago
US government considers using location data against coronavirus

US government considers using location data against coronavirus

According to sources from The Washington Post, major tech companies are in talks with the US government to use location data to stop the spread of the corona virus COVID-19. Such measures would have clear benefits in terms of controlling the spread of the virus, but at the same time would set a ... Read more

date3 years ago
New version of Tableau focuses on location data

New version of Tableau focuses on location data

Tableau Software has made Tableau 2019.2 available. The new version of the data visualization software extends its background mapping technology with vector maps. This allows more detailed location information to be highlighted and analyzed based on background layers with more contextual information... Read more

date4 years ago
Google allows automatic deletion of location history

Google allows automatic deletion of location history

Google has announced that it will make it possible to have the location history and the web and app activities of users automatically removed to a certain time limit. This data could also be deleted earlier, but users had to do this manually. By studying the location history and the web and app act... Read more

date4 years ago
IBM’s Weather Channel sued for misuse of location data

IBM’s Weather Channel sued for misuse of location data

The city of Los Angeles is suing IBM's Weather Channel branch. The city believes that the company has misled consumers about how it uses information about their location. The company would not resell the data, but would use it in other ways than by informing consumers. That's what Bloomberg reports ... Read more

date4 years ago