27 Aug AccuWeather Continues to Share Data Location with Third Party Firms
Around a week ago, weather forecasting service AccuWeather was criticized for sharing geolocation data with its partner ad firm, Reveal Mobile. In response, the company issued an apology and updated their app to remove the data collection feature in question.
However, Will Strafach, the security researcher who first identified the issue, recently discovered that the AccuWeather app is still sending precise geolocation data without getting the explicit consent of the user. This time, the data is being shared with another advertising firm called Nexage.
Strafach says that AccuWeather has totally ignored the concerns of angry users, while rival app Dark Sky says that the claims of some companies that they anonymize the data they collect, and that it can’t be used to identify users, is completely false.