Delete the Weather Channel App If You’re Concerned About Your Location Data

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Lifehacker January 4, 2019 at 12:05PM.)

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The Weather Channel, an app drawer staple for many of us, may be using your location data without your consent. The city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Weather Channel owner The Weather Company, as well as IBM, its parent company, of using location data acquired through the app for targeted ad sales and marketing without permission. When installed, the Weather Channel app requests access to your location data to give you local weather reports, but does not mention that the data will be used for advertising or could be sold to a third party.

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