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Facebook Says Users Can Opt Out of Location Tracking. The Senate Isn’t Buying It

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Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today sent a letter to Facebook asking the company how, exactly, it tracks users’ locations—even when location access and location history are disabled.

“We appreciate Facebook’s attempt to proactively inform users about their privacy options,” the senators wrote. “However, we are concerned that Facebook may not in fact be offering users the level of control that the company suggests these settings provide.”

“How frequently does Facebook collect location data based on information about a user’s Internet connection when a user has turned off or limited location services?” the senators ask.

Sens. Coons and Hawley give Facebook until December 12 to respond to the request for information.

Curated from Ars Technica

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