Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Natasha Singer:

In the complaint, the city attorney excoriated the Weather Company, saying it unfairly took advantage of its app’s popularity and the fact that consumers were likely to give their location data to get local weather alerts. The city said that the company failed to sufficiently disclose its data practices when it got users’ permission to track their location and that it obscured other tracking details in its privacy policy.

Some serious bullshit, as weather apps are nearly useless unless you grant location access.


Posted by Ben Brooks