Windows Phone Location Collection Practices Must Be Transparent

By not definitively defining how they collect and track iPhone users and their data, Apple got in hot water recently. To avoid running into the same problem, Microsoft clearly defined how they get that same data from their own mobile users, and how they use it, and even went so far as to release source code for their wifi data collection practices.

Microsoft released specific information regarding wifi and privacy, stating that it doesn't intercept wireless data transmissions from user's computers. It also doesn't observe or record info that could potentially contain user content transmitted over the wireless network.

By not definitively defining how they collect and track iPhone users and their data, Apple got in hot water recently. To avoid running into the same problem, Microsoft clearly defined how they get that same data from their own mobile users, and how they use it, and even went so far as to release source code for their wifi data collection practices.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Microsoft® Office 365 is a top choice for enterprises that want a cloud-based suite of productivity/ collaboration applications. With Office 365, you get access to Microsoft™ Office solutions practically anytime, anywhere, on virtually any device. It's a great option for current Microsoft users who can now build on their experience with Microsoft™ solutions while enjoying the flexibility of a cloud-based delivery. But even organizations with no previous investment in Microsoft will find that …

  • The future of cloud platforms is at hand. Even if your cloud applications are basic now, your next set of apps will require strong analytics services and tools, as well as features that ease enterprise integration. To fill these needs, consider using not only your current cloud provider but also specialists. Take advantage of not only the big cloud platforms, but also specialized providers in vertical industries; countries and regions; and functional domains including omnichannel, analytics, integration, and …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date