Skip to comments.Microsoft 'intentionally designed software for phones to track customers without their consent'
Posted on 09/01/2011 7:02:59 AM PDT by SanFranDan
Microsoft allegedly tracks the location of its mobile customers even after users request that tracking software be turned off, according to a new lawsuit.
The proposed class action, filed in a Seattle federal court on Wednesday, says Microsoft intentionally designed camera software on the Windows Phone 7 operating system to ignore customer requests that they not be tracked.
A Microsoft representative could not immediately be reached for comment
The lawsuit comes after concerns surfaced earlier this year that Apple's iPhones collected location data and stored it for up to a year, even when location software was supposedly turned off. Apple issued a patch to fix the problem.
However, the revelation prompted renewed scrutiny of the nexus between location and privacy
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privacy ended a long time ago.
There is a reason they put GPS chips in every phone. It sure isn’t for 911 emergency service.
I understand that 3 Windows Phone 7 users have agreed to join the class action. The other 7 have either declined or have not yet responded.