AccuWeather 'Deceptively' Tracks App Users, Suit Says

Law360 (April 4, 2018, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Weather forecasting service AccuWeather illegally sends smartphone app users' whereabouts to third-party marketing firms even after users opt out of location tracking, according to a suit recently filed in Washington, D.C., court.

Nonprofit privacy advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center said AccuWeather breached a D.C consumer protection law when it allowed third-party marketing vendor Reveal Mobile to use Wi-Fi-router data to track users who had opted not to be tracked. The weather service quickly updated its app to address the issues, after a security researcher exposed the practice in August 2017, but EPIC claims that AccuWeather continues to share users' location data...

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