Is Big Brother Watching Your Smartphone?

Friday May 13th 2011 by Stuart J. Johnston
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Microsoft responds to questions about how it uses customer location data collected from Windows phones.

Like Apple and Google before it, Microsoft is now the focus of a privacy debate, and it's facing questions about whether and how it uses data collected from its customers Windows phones. Through a blog posting, the company, addressed the issue saying that it won’t send personally identifiable information about its customers mobile devices to location services.

For more details on the issue, and to see Microsoft's letter to Congress, read the full news story from our sister site, HardwareCentral.com.


Many mobile device users find location services to be an invaluable service provided through their phones. However, many of those same users get riled up when they suspect that their service providers are also using that information to track their movements.

Read the complete article: Microsoft Says It's Not Tracking Windows Phones

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