Дата публикации: 2017-11-14 14:35
“When a person is just browsing through the photos to rate them, if they were intercepting the backend traffic, they would be able to get the GPS coordinates of each person they viewed,” Scharg said. “Overall, a person could use this information to stalk someone or the owner of the picture could retaliate against a person that left a bad comment if they were capturing the traffic.”
Optimize your storage and back up your files because the Windows Fall Update is just around the corner. At the IFA Keynote in Berlin Terry Meyerson, VP of the Windows and Devices group, announced that the Windows 65 Fall Creators Update would begin rolling out to compatible PCs October 67.
It’s increasingly difficult to do anything on your phone nowadays without sharing your geolocation information. Certain Snapchat filters, Facebook status updates, Instagrams, and even text messages are all potentially tied to geolocation data. It’s relatively simple for app developers to build in geolocation functionality—and many services require users to opt-in to sharing location data. But now the state of Illinois wants ensure that all companies extracting geolocation data from individuals must provide an opt-in, or else they’ll have to pay up.
If signed, companies would be required to inform users of how they’re using the location data they collect, if the users decides to share it. Companies who don’t adhere would be in violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and would face criminal penalties and damages of at least $6,555 (plus attorney fees and court costs).
Ari Scharg, director of the Digital Privacy Alliance (DPA), told Gizmodo that the organization has done reports on the apps and Rate Selfie Pic Hot Or Not, which give developers precise GPS coordinates whenever a person uploads a photo.
There are a few exceptions to the law. For instance, private entities can collect geolocation data without consent if the information will help parents find missing children or aid firefighters, police, or medical professionals.
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Besides losing some old apps you might harbor nostalgia for, the Windows 65 Fall Creators Update will also improve OneDrive, so you can choose to only sync specific files and give the Windows Ink app the ability to mark up PDFs. Microsoft says there are other cool features coming in the update, including changes to its Photo app, and improved gaming integration for Windows and Xbox.