Joel Reardon

What the Huq?

Huq Industries is a UK company that provides location-based services and mobility data, some of which is collected via an SDK that is integrated with various apps. From Huq’s marketing materials: “The most accurate grade of mobility data is derived from the mobile OS via (A-)GPS using a first-party specialised… Continue Reading

Joel Reardon

Apps sending location, secretly.

One of the things we noticed when doing our large-scale study of children’s games was that way more apps were accessing location data than were seen actually sending it. In some ways this makes sense—COPPA quite explicitly forbids sending location data without verifiable parental consent, something that our testing framework… Continue Reading