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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#764 Runkeeper is secretly tracking you around the clock and sending your data to advertisers
FitnessKeeper, the company behind running app Runkeeper, is in hot water in Europe. The company will receive a formal complaint on Friday from the Norwegian Consumer Council for breaching European data protection laws. It turns out that Runkeeper tracks its users’ location all the time – not just when the app is active – and sends that data to advertisers.

The NCC, a consumer rights watchdog, is conducting an investigation into 20 apps’ terms and conditions to see if the apps do what their permissions say they do and to monitor data flows. Tinder has already been reported to the Norwegian data protection authority for similar breaches of privacy laws. The NCC’s investigation into Runkeeper discovered that user location data is tracked around the clock and gets transmitted to a third party advertiser in the U.S. called Kiip.me.
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#764 Runkeeper is secretly tracking you around the clock and sending your data to advertisers
#763 Cerber ransomware on the eise, fueled by Dridex botnets
#762 Latest Petya ransomware strain comes with a failsafe: Mischa
#761 France's after work email ban is one step closer to reality
#760 Linksys WRT routers won’t block open source firmware, despite FCC rules
#759 Second bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid
#758 Facebook wants to teach you how to hack
#757 Apache incubating project promises new Internet security framework
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