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Google and Apple are banning technology for sharing users’ location data

Google and Apple are trying to put a stop to X-Mode Social’s code that may be in some of the apps on your phone, tracking and selling your location data.

X-Mode works by giving developers code to put into their apps, known as an SDK, which tracks users’ location and then sends that data to X-Mode, which sells it. In return, X-Mode pays the developer a certain amount based on how many users the app has.

Now, Google and Apple have told developers to remove X-Mode’s code from their apps, or risk getting them pulled from their respective app stores.

Source: Google and Apple are banning technology for sharing users’ location data – The Verge

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