There should be an image here!Most people are totally fine with approved applications using GPS data. After all, many popular apps on Android rely on GPS data to provide the level of function promised by the app being used at the time. But what about when an application is using GPS data and sending it elsewhere without your knowledge?

According to this article, it seems that some popular Android apps are sending user GPS data to remote servers without the user being aware of it. This means, unbeknownst to them, confidential data is being broadcast to who knows where.

It’s called a privacy policy, folks — that’s all anyone is asking for. If you have an app collecting data on someone, letting the end user know about it is all that anyone really expects so they can allow or deny such a thing. It just doesn’t seem all that unreasonable.

[Photo above by Eric Fischer / CC BY-ND 2.0]

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