AccuWeather caught sending user location data
by JrHin47PRqujue4i2 - August 24, 2017 at 03:47 AM
#1
Popular weather app AccuWeather has been caught sending geolocation data to a third-party data monetization firm, even when the user has switched off location sharing.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/accuweather...ed-access/
#2
Everyone wants to make money
#3
It was just a matter of when that would happen. Everyone is eager to have money, so this things will be even more in the future
#4
Pretty reprehensible. Accuweather has always seemed like an app my grandparents would use, so I've been distrustful of it without having a great reason. Now I have a reason...
#5
I've never used AccuWeather and never will after this. I use The Weather Network.
#6
I'm afraid there's no such an app which does not spy on you :(
#7
can someone explain to me how they did it?
#8
money hungry everyone is nowdays money hungry
#9
gee, an application that needs your location was caught sending your location to third parties... why am i not surprised.

it doesn't matter anyway, if you use a smartphone, there's always someone tracking you. like your carrier.
#10
sneaky fucks. everyone is selling our data
#11
Nothing will change, ppl. just dont care enough as long as the app doesnt leaks nude pics...
#12
What is the weather in Kathmandu Biggrin Biggrin

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