Paranoid about your smart phone being a little too smart? That it secretly tracks your every move, reporting it without you even knowing about it? If you think it couldn’t happen to you think again.
The FTC just busted a company for illegally tracking hundreds of millions of consumers, mostly kids, and fined them almost a million bucks.
Might wanna check your privacy settings again to make sure “location tracking” and similar options are set the way YOU want them.
Not that we have anything to hide, but if you care about your limited privacy, and that of your children, you’ll make sure their digital devices are set and limited the way YOU want, and not some commercials scammers capable of tracking and marketing your every move. “Big Brother” is finding more and more ways to intrude into our lives, and so far, it’s been commercial abuses we are hearing about the most.
Over 1-Billion Victims
“The FTC alleges that InMobi mispresented that its advertising software would only track consumers’ locations when they opted in and in a manner consistent with their device’s privacy settings. According to the complaint, InMobi was actually tracking consumers’ locations whether or not the apps using InMobi’s software asked for consumers’ permission to do so, and even when consumers had denied permission to access their location information.
The FTC alleges that InMobi, whose advertising network has reached more than one billion devices worldwide through thousands of popular apps, offers multiple forms of location-based advertising to its customers, including the ability to serve ads to consumers based on their current locations, locations they visit at certain times, and on their location over time.”