Accuweather app tracks you even if location sharing is off

Boyd

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https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/22/accuweather-location-data-monetization-company/
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"Popular and well-known iOS weather app AccuWeather has been caught collecting and sharing user location data even when location sharing permissions are turned off"
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"During a testing period of 36 hours, specifically while the AccuWeather application was not in the foreground, my test iPhone (located on a desk in an office building) sent the above information to RevealMobile a total of 16 times"
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"Following Strafach's discovery, many people have been uninstalling the AccuWeather app, and given the wealth of weather apps available in the App Store, this is not surprising."
 

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I like the Storm weather thingy from the Weather channel. Accuweather has gone downhill. IMO, even the PC based site isn't worth a visit.