AccuWeather Guilty of Sharing User Location Data with a Third-Party Even When Location Sharing Is Turned Off

An independent investigation by security researcher Will Strafach has revealed how AccuWeather is sharing user location even when location is turned off on an iPhone. The allegations are alarming given that AccuWeather is believed to have relayed the location data to a company called Reveal Mobile which specializes in gathering audience data for ad targeting. As of now, there is no evidence to suggest that the Android version of the app uses the same protocol.

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Author: Chethan Rao

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