XP antivirus 2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Microsoft's Windows Phones collect location data, too

Yes, iPhones collect some data about their owners' locations — though Apple denies that this is an issue — and yes, Android smartphones track people, too.
So is it any surprise that Windows Phone 7 devices do the same?
CNET reports that any Windows Phone 7 device "transmits to Microsoft a miniature data dump including a unique device ID, details about nearby Wi-Fi networks, and the phone's GPS-derived exact latitude and longitude." (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)
Just like Apple and Google, Microsoft claims that this information is collected in order to build a database of mobile cell towers and Wi-Fi access points so that "a mobile device can determine its location more quickly, and with less battery drain, than if only GPS was used."
While the company provides a great deal of information in a "Help and How-To" section of its website, there appear to be some unanswered questions, as CNET points out. For example, Microsoft fails to clarify whether the collected data is transmitted over a secure and encrypted connection. The company also doesn't provide details regarding how often these transmissions occur.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has recently called for a hearing of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in order to discuss the mobile privacy issues which have been raised as a result of the recently revealed location tracking revelations. One goal of that meeting is to determine how sensitive information is collected, used, and how to protect consumer privacy.

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