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Weather Channel App in a Deluge of Legal Trouble for Data Misuse

January 7, 2019

A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that the popular Weather Channel App misled its users about how it would use the personal – and extremely precise – location data that it collects.

IBM subsidiary The Weather Channel (TWC) markets its free app as the world’s most downloaded weather app, touting 45 million users monthly. However, a new lawsuit filed by the city attorney of Los Angeles claims that the app purposefully misinforms consumers about how it is utilizing their location data.

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