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Breaking: Microsoft Sued for Tracking Customers’ Locations Without Consent

A class action was brought today against Microsoft in federal court claiming that Windows Mobile phones tracked user locations after users had opted out of the option to be tracked.

Known as geolocation, such technology can be useful for customers and lucrative to companies who do the tracking because of the marketing opportunities such information generates.

As you may know, I presented on this issue to the ABA a few weeks ago.  We have obtained a copy of the complaint.  We will examine it and have more on this tomorrow.

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