According to a lawsuit filed in a district court, Microsoft is collecting Windows Phone 7 users’ location data through the camera application. When the app opens for the first time you choose whether or not you’d like your information to be collected, but regardless of your choice, the phone still transmits the data. During similar investigations into Apple and Google, Microsoft told Congress that it does not collect user data unless permitted. Read the full article at InformationWeek.com
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.