Tile Buyer, Life360, Selling Location Data on Millions of Users ➝

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

Life360 bills itself as a “family safety platform” app that is meant to allow family members to keep tabs on one another with tracking software that’s installed on smartphones, and there are both Android and iPhone apps.

The software is used by 33 million people around the world, and apparently, Life360 is selling location data from both children and adults to a dozen data brokers that then provide the data to other third parties. Two former Life360 employees said that Life360 is one of the largest sources of data in the industry, expressing concern for how the data is used and the lack of safeguards to prevent misuse.

I guess Iā€™m no longer going to be using Tile devices.

āž Source: macrumors.com