location tracking

Tile names GoPro vet CJ Prober new CEO, adds Comcast as investor and new product partner

There’s a changing of the guard, and a new strategic partnership, over at Tile, the startup that helps you keep tabs on the location of your things by way of small tracking devices. Today, the c

Unacast bags $17.5M to do more with location data

Location tracking can seem pretty creepy if you're the consumer being watched. But there's big and growing business in tracking human movements and behavior, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones. To

Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings. 

Uber to end controversial post-trip tracking as part of privacy drive

Uber is set to reverse a controversial decision to collect users' location information after their trip ends, Reuters reports, with the privacy u-turn coming first to the iPhone app -- expected to ge

Pokemon Go wants to catch (almost) all your app permissions

Let's be honest, players of Pokemon Go aren't going to care a Joltik or a Flabébé about the app permissions required to roam their neighbourhoods garnering the disproving glances of seniors as they

The Seemingly Unanswerable Question: Can The Government Use Location Data To Hunt Us Down?

You remember <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/20/surprise-your-iphone-is-tracking-your-every-move/">Locationgate</a>, right? It was that massive national scandal that left both <a href="ht