AccuWeather Still Sharing User Data Without Consent Despite Update

You wouldn’t normally expect a company the size of AccuWeather to be involved in such a scandal, but it looks like the firm wasn’t saying the whole truth earlier this week when it promised to address claims of privacy violations by its iOS client.

A research has shown that despite an update released a couple of days ago, AccuWeather for iOS still shares user data without consent, even though the company specifically promised to address this problem.

Earlier this week, security researcher Will Strafach discovered that AccuWeather for iOS was sharing some user data with a data monetization firm called Reveal Mobile even when location sharing was disabled. AccuWeather published an update on Thursday and issued a public apology, emphasizing the company considers user privacy a priority and promising not to collect data with… (read more)

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