Law­suit al­leges Weather Chan­nel sold users’ data

Merced Sun-Star (Saturday) - - News -

Los An­ge­les pros­e­cu­tors say they’re su­ing The Weather Chan­nel to stop it from track­ing the where­abouts of app users and sell­ing the data to third par­ties.

City At­tor­ney Michael Feuer said Fri­day that app users are mis­led to think their lo­ca­tion data will only be used for per­son­al­ized fore­casts and alerts.

Feuer says The Weather Chan­nel in­ten­tion­ally ob­scured its mo­tives in a lengthy pri­vacy pol­icy that got four-fifths of users to agree to share ge­olo­ca­tion data.

The law­suit comes as companies such as Face­book and Google are un­der fire for shar­ing users’ in­for­ma­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.