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Google hit with Arizona allegations of deceptive location-tracking

By Mike Swift
  • 27 May 2020 18:40
  • 27 May 2020 21:19
Google has been hit with allegations by the state of Arizona that its Android smartphones violated state consumer-protection law by tracking the geographic location of the phone owners, confusing consumers through a complicated maze of settings about whether their phones were tracking their location.
The suit filed today by Arizona

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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