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Saudi Arabia reportedly tracked phones by using industry-wide carrier weakness

Enlarge Gary Lerude / Flickr The Guardian says it has evidence that Saudi Arabia is exploiting a decades-old weakness in the global telecoms network to track the kingdom’s citizens as they travel in the United States. The publication cited data provided by a whistleblower that suggests Sudia Arabia is engaged in systematic spying by abusing …

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European mobile carriers will share location data to track COVID-19 spread

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti More governments are relying on phone location tracking in a bid to track and contain the spread of COVID-19. Eight European carriers, including Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Orange and Vodafone, have agreed to share phone location data with the European Commission to help measure the coronavirus’ reach. That immediately raises privacy …

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Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple explained that it’s because the new phones, including the non-pro iPhone 11, …

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China’s alternative to GPS should be complete by mid-2020

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Kin Cheung China’s competitor to GPS is nearly finished after years of work. Project lead Ren Chengqi has revealed that the Beidou Navigation Satellite System’s core was completed earlier in December, and that the last two satellites should reach orbit “before 2020.” This will technically be the third phase of Baidou, which …

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Incognito Mode for Google Maps has arrived on Android

Sponsored Links In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo a mobile phone displays a user’s travels using Google Maps in New York. ASSOCIATED PRESS Earlier this month Google announced that its new Incognito feature for Maps had started to roll out, and now it should be here on your Android devices. Android Police points out …

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Hackers are exploiting a platform-agnostic flaw to track mobile phone locations

Enlarge / Simjacker attack flow. AdaptiveMobile Security Hackers are actively exploiting a critical weakness found in most mobile phones to surreptitiously track the location of users and possibly carry out other nefarious actions, researchers warned on Thursday. The so-called Simjacker exploits work across a wide range of mobile devices, regardless of the hardware or software …

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Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users’ locations

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Facebook’s privacy woes aren’t over in the wake of its FTC fine. The company has pulled the marketing company Hyp3r from Instagram’s ad platform after Business Insider learned that the agency had been collecting massive amounts of data in violation of the social network’s rules. Hyp3r reportedly exploited …

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iOS 13 will show locations where apps have tracked you

Sponsored Links Apple Apple will be big on privacy in iOS 13, and that includes the data collected after you’ve granted permission. Beta testers at 9to5Mac and elsewhere have discovered the upcoming release (and iPadOS) will occasionally pop up detailed panels asking if you want to retain the level of location sharing you have for …

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Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

Rawf8 via Getty Images Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you’re worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps’ Family Locator left real-time location data (plus other sensitive personal info) for …

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