Android users file class action lawsuit against Google for location tracking

By on April 29, 2011 at 1:31 PM.

Android users file class action lawsuit against Google for location tracking

Last week, the public was up in arms after O’Reilly revealed that Apple was recording and storing the location of its iPad and iPhone users. Not long after that, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was also tracking and storing the locations of Android users. Even though Google has said all location sharing is opt-in and that all location data is anonymized, Bloomberg is reporting that two Oakland County Michigan residents have filed a lawsuit against Google with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Detroit. The class-action suit asks Google to stop saving smartphone location data, and it also seeks $50 million in damages. The plaintiffs argue that the level at which Google tracks their AT&T HTC Inspire 4G phones would ordinarily require a court-ordered warrant. The case is “Julie Brown v. Google 11-11867, U.S. District, Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit),” but we’re not so sure this will end in the favor of the plaintiffs — after all, they did give Google permission. More →

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Verizon Wireless launches 4G LTE in Detroit, MI

By on February 16, 2011 at 3:46 AM.

Verizon Wireless launches 4G LTE in Detroit, MI

Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday that it has launched its next-generation 4G LTE network in the Detroit, MI market. Touting average data rates of between 5 and 12 Mbps down and between 2 and 5 Mbps up, Verizon Wireless’ LTE network looks to add the element of speed to its dependable nationwide cellular network. “Metro Detroit: Welcome to the future,” said John Granby, Verizon Wireless’ president of the region, in a statement. “Our advanced technology is changing the way we all work and play. Today, it gives us the ability to move large files faster and soon enjoy smooth mobile video conferencing. But, this is only the beginning. It’s not about what 4G can do for you. Rather, it’s about what do you want or need it to do?” Hit the break for Verizon Wireless’ full press release. More →

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Sprint's 4G service goes live in more California, Delaware, Florida, and Michigan cities

By on August 2, 2010 at 6:43 AM.

Sprint's 4G service goes live in more California, Delaware, Florida, and Michigan cities

If you live in Modesto, CA; Stockton, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Wilmington, DE; or Grand Rapids, MI get ready, because Sprint is about to start pumping sweet, sweet 4G right to your door. In a press release this morning, Sprint announced the newest cities to be blanketed with 4G and that, “later this year, Sprint will launch Boston, Miami, New York and Los Angeles, enabling millions more to harness this powerful new service.” Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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