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[ARS]Google faces $50 million lawsuit over Android location tracking

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Google and Apple have both been in the news lately over details of how both companies' mobile operating systems store and transmit geolocation data. Following a class-action suit brought by two Tampa men targeting Apple over alleged user tracking, Google is facing a similar class action lawsuit filed in Detroit on Wednesday
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/n...n-tracking.ars

Was only a matter of time...Sorry if repost.. I did search
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One has to wonder where the windows 7 phones stand in all this.
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How much is the litigation against Apple for?
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One has to wonder where the windows 7 phones stand in all this.
Win7 phone watches you pee.
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Wait, so Google gets sued, but Apple doesn't?
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I feel like this won't go anywhere considering you opt out of it upon setup, and if you don't there is a setting that can be changed any time you wish.
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Was only a matter of time.
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Apple BS's their way out the lawsuit but saying it was a software "bug"..IMO I think that is a lie coming from a company that pride themselfs in flawless software.
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$50m is pocket change for google.
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post #10 of 59
Ouch! I saw it coming, but doubt it'll get anywhere. Even so, $50 million is a joke for Google. They spent more than that on just the SHIPPING for their free Cr-48 Pilot program. Just to play the overdog over Apple, they should just pay it and not bother with appealing the lawsuit.

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I feel like this won't go anywhere considering you opt out of it upon setup, and if you don't there is a setting that can be changed any time you wish.
(Due to this fact)

Apple hatred aside, I find it ridiculous for people to have a problem with the location tracking. Come on, there's nothing to hide unless you're doing something illegal, and the companies aren't doing anything that can harm you physically nor financially.

P.S. land-line providers, internet providers, and cell phone providers track your location. Wanna sue them too? Idiots are idiots... they just see a chance to sue for some money and jump in.
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