Decolonizing Wikipedia 12/1/17

December 1 2017
Event
Please see below details for an upcoming Wikipedia editing event sponsored by Northeastern's Digital Scholarship Group and the Early Caribbean Digital Archive. De-colonizing Wikipedia: Editing Romantic Depictions of Colonial History and Literature When? Friday, December 1st, 2017, 11:00am - 3:00pm...
Northeastern University - Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Google collected Android users’ location without permission

Keith Collins reporting for Quartz:

Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers—even when location services are disabled—and sending that data back to Google. The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals’ locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy.

What.

Google says they didn’t store or use the data. But still. If you’re Google, you should know better.

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