Étiquette : geolocation (Page 3 of 7)

“Netflix would’ve avoided this controversy if it had plainly told subscribers what it was doing somewhere in the app or with a notification. Instead, people discovered that Netflix was utilizing Android’s physical activity permission, which is strange behavior from a video streaming app. In some instances, it was doing this without asking users to approve the move first, as was the case for The Next Web’s Ivan Mehta. You’ve got to be transparent if you want to monitor anyone’s movements.”

Source : Netflix explains why it snuck a physical activity tracker onto some phones – The Verge

“The tool, called LPAuditor (short for Location Privacy Auditor), exploits what the researchers call an « invasive policy » Twitter deployed after it introduced the ability to tag tweets with a location in 2009. For years, users who chose to geotag tweets with any location, even something as geographically broad as “New York City,” also automatically gave their precise GPS coordinates. Users wouldn’t see the coordinates displayed on Twitter. Nor would their followers. But the GPS information would still be included in the tweet’s metadata and accessible through Twitter’s API”.

Source : Your Old Tweets Give Away More Location Data Than You Think | WIRED

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Location data

“Only one person makes that trip: Lisa Magrin, a 46-year-old math teacher. Her smartphone goes with her. An app on the device gathered her location information, which was then sold without her knowledge. It recorded her whereabouts as often as every two seconds, according to a database of more than a million phones in the New York area that was reviewed by The New York Times. While Ms. Magrin’s identity was not disclosed in those records, The Times was able to easily connect her to that dot.”

Source : Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret – The New York Times

“A plus code is like a street address for people or places that don’t have one. Plus codes give addresses to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to receive deliveries, access emergency services, register to vote – and more. A plus code address looks like a regular address, but with a short code where the street name and number would be. These addresses exist for any location, even for places where there are no roads. ”

Source : Plus codes

Sénateur de Virginie Mark Warner

“Est-ce que les Etats-Unis ont repéré, durant la campagne actuelle pour les élections de mi-mandat, une activité de propagande étrangère semblable à celle de 2016 ? Il y a encore de l’activité. Cela n’est pas forcément pour appeler directement à voter pour le candidat X ou le candidat Y, mais ils essaient encore de diviser les Américains sur les questions sociales, de race… parce que ça marche, et cela ne coûte pas cher : si vous additionnez tout ce qu’ils ont dépensé pour interférer dans l’élection américaine et en Europe, cela coûte moins qu’un avion de combat F-35. C’est un sujet dont l’Occident doit prendre conscience.”

Source : La propagande numérique de la Russie « a coûté moins cher qu’un avion F-35 »

“Avec Galileo, les informations de positionnement fournies par nos smartphones sont plus précises et plus fiables, en particulier dans les environnements urbains où l’étroitesse des rues et la taille des immeubles bloquent souvent les signaux satellites et limitent l’utilité de nombreux services mobiles”.

Source : UseGalileo

“An idle Android device communicates with Google nearly 10 times more frequently as an Apple device communicates with Apple servers. These results highlighted the fact that Android and Chrome platforms are critical vehicles for Google’s data collection.  Again, these experiments were done on stationary phones with no user interactions. If you actually use your phone the information collection increases with Google”.
“In fact, location information constituted 35 percent of all the data samples sent to Google”.

Source : Google Data Collection research – Digital Content Next

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