Tag Archives: Location

iPhone 11 Pro found to collect location data against user settings

Outlined by security journalist Brian Krebs, iPhone 11 Pro appears to periodically ping its GPS module to gather location data in the face of user wishes. Krebs demonstrated the activity in a video captured on an 11 Pro running Apple’s latest iOS 13.2.3 software, which continues to collect GPS data for certain apps and system services despite manual disablement of individual Location… Read More »

Google rolls out auto-delete controls for location history on Android and iOS

Google, just ahead of its annual developer conference, the Google I/O 2019, had announced that the company would soon introduce a feature that would allow all its users to set a time frame to auto-delete their location history. And now, nearly two months after announcing the feature, Google is keeping good on its promise and rolling out the… Read More »

Android Phones Track Location Even With GPS Turned Off, Google Says It’s to Improve Message Delivery

HIGHLIGHTS Google was collecting user location data It was done through collecting addresses of nearby cellular towers Google to stop collecting user location through cellular towers Google has been collecting user location data on Android smartphones even when location services were turned off, as per a new report. Quartz claims the location tracking still occurred on Android smartphones… Read More »

iOS 11 to Prevent Apps From Accessing Location Data at All Times, New Offload Unused Apps Feature Spotted

Apple made several announcements while introducing iOS 11 at WWDC 2017 earlier this week, but as you might expect, due to the large scope of changes made to the mobile platform, some didn’t make the cut to the keynote. As the developer preview of iOS 11 is now available some user-friendly changes have now come to light. With… Read More »