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Friday, April 22, 2011

Location, Location, Location

The proliferation of smartphones is changing the meaning of the above 'location' mantra.

Apple Inc.'s iPhones and Google Inc.'s Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations back to Apple and Google, respectively, according to data and documents analyzed by The Wall Street Journal—intensifying concerns over privacy and the widening trade in personal data.
WSJ Technology Editor Julia Angwin reports Apple's iPhone and Google's Android regularly transmit user location data back to those companies, based on data analyzed by The Wall Street Journal.

rch firm Gartner Inc.

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