iOS 7 ‘frequent locations’ setting raises privacy concerns with users, experts

I don’t like this technology at all.

Global News

ABOVE: Privacy Commissioner urges iPhone users to turn off location tracking. Jackson Proskow reports. 

Update (Oct. 17): Global Toronto reporter Jackson Proskow sat down with Ann Cavoukian, Ontario Privacy Commissioner, to ask her about her take on iOS 7’s frequent locations setting.

Cavoukian said she was concerned to hear how some users were unaware of the setting, but noted that users should be taking better steps to learn.

“What concerns me is that users, generally speaking, aren’t being active in terms of the use of these devices,” said Cavoukian.

She added that she does not encourage people to turn off location-based services altogether, but suggests that users control what apps use location services – turning it off for apps they do not want their information collected on.

“If you want to limit the amount of information out there you have to play a role and limit the amount of information relating to…

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