Google Releasing Location Data To Help Fight Coronavirus PandemicGoogle (GOOGL) is publicly releasing the data it's already collecting about people's movements during the coronavirus pandemic.
Verizon, AT&T To End Location Data Sales To BrokersVerizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.
Google Maps Users Can Soon Broadcast Location To Friends, FamilyGoogle Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app - the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.
Warriors San Francisco Stadium Plan Gets Boost From Sacramento LawmakersOn the same day the Golden State Warriors were lighting up Oakland with an NBA Championship parade, lawmakers in Sacramento were finalizing the state’s budget, including an environmental law exemption for the planned Warriors stadium at San Francisco’s Mission Bay.
ConsumerWatch: Your Car May Be Spying On YouYour car may be spying on you, and the information it collects can, and may be used against you.
Larry Magid: Facebook Launches Friend Finding FeatureNearby Friends allows users to see what city and neighborhood a friend is in, how many miles away they are, and how long ago they were there.
Mapping Tool Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Find Charging StationsOne factor that may slow would-be electric car buyers is anxiety over finding a charging station, but a local website can help green vehicle owners map out the closest place to plug-in.
ConsumerWatch: Canceled Wedding Costs Woman ThousandsA week after signing a contract to book a wedding, the wedding was called off. When the venue refused to give them any of their money back, an Auburn woman called CBS for help.
App Launching To Track Down Famed SF Tamale LadyA new smartphone app should make it easier to locate one of San Francisco’s most celebrated street food venders – The Tamale Lady.
East Bay Company's Massive Car Tracking Database Sparks DebateIf you own a car, chances are police know where you’ve been lately – thanks to a Bay Area company that is keeping them in the loop.
Facebook Hires Gowalla Team; Will Shut It DownFacebook has hired the team behind Gowalla, the location service that lets people share where they are using their mobile phones.
Lawrence Berkeley Lab Mulls Second, Oakland LocationOakland city officials say they have a "shovel-ready" site for the proposed expansion of UC's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. The Brooklyn Slough is just south of the Jack London Aquatic Center.
Tech Watch: Geo-Privacy Bills Aim To Curb Warrantless TrackingLawmakers are considering proposals that would stop law enforcement agencies from using GPS devices to track people without getting a warrant first.
Apple Says iPhones Not Tracking Location, Users Getting UpdateApple denied claims that it was keeping tabs on its customers, saying the file records Wi-Fi hot spots and cell towers in the general area of iPhones, not the whereabouts of their users.
iPhone, iPad Tracking User MovementsPrivacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple about why iPhones and iPads are collecting location data about their users.