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Popular Travel Apps Allegedly Shared User Data with Facebook

总部位于伦敦的看门狗组织“隐私国际”的最新报告称,包括Kayak和TripAdvisor在内的数个受欢迎的旅行应用未经同意便与Facebook分享了用户信息。 《波士顿环球报》报道说,研究人员测试了30多种流行的Android智能手机应用程序,并确定其中大约20个(包括Skyscanner,Yelp等)在启动时就与社交网络共享了用户信息,即使用户没有脸书账号。 更多旅行技术 个人交通的未来 如果您的航班正在起飞,Google助手会立即提醒您… 对两个托运行李进行路测:它们如何堆叠 隐私国际组织表示,Facebook将收到一个独特的代码,以识别运行该应用程序的特定手机,并且在收集了数月或数年的数据后,它可以洞悉特定用户的旅行习惯。 据报道,Kayak应用程序共享用户的旅行日期,航班和目的地搜索历史记录,客舱等级以及他们是否带着孩子旅行。 “对于大多数人来说,与Facebook没有任何关系的应用程序会将您的数据发送到Facebook,这将是一个很大的惊喜,”国际隐私国际研究人员Frederike Kaltheuner告诉《环球报》。她补充说:“这绝对是违反法律精神的。”欧盟新法律要求公司在与第三方共享用户数据之前必须征得许可。 TripAdvisor在对报告的回应中说:“ Privacy International提出的技术问题非常复杂,我们尊重他们所作的陈述有些过分简单。该公司还承诺与看门狗组织讨论这个问题。 Facebook还通过将责任移交给应用程序开发人员来回应该报告。 该公司在通过The Globe发表的一份声明中说:“开发人员可以选择自动收集应用程序事件,而不是完全收集它们,也可以选择延迟收集它们直到获得同意为止。” “我们还要求开发人员确保他们具有收集和处理用户信息的适当法律依据。” Kaltheuner承认“我们显然不知道Facebook在处理这些数据”,并补充说该小组计划对Apple iPhone应用程序进行相同的测试。 该报告发布仅在TripAdvisor宣布对其应用程序和网站进行更改的几个月后。

2020’s Top Business Travel Destinations

After a global study, Egencia flight data confirmed that New York is the most popular business travel destination globally. The Big Apple is followed by London and Paris. London hasn’t held the top spot since 2014 and Paris, is solidifying

Travel Leaders Helps Travelers Choose Their Cruise

What’s known as Wave Season, the biggest reservation period of the year for the cruise industry, is well underway. During this time, which takes place now through March, cruise lines roll out their biggest deals and most enticing perks to

2020 Gay Travel Award Winners Announced

WHY IT RATES: The awards recognize travel industry partners that welcome LGBTQ travelers. 鈥擩aneen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer GayTravel.com, a trusted resource for LGBTQ travelers across the globe, announced the winners of the 2018 Gay Travel Awards. You May Also

White House is Reviewing the Travel Ban to North Korea

Travel to North Korea is a no-go for American citizens right now thanks to a travel ban instituted last year, however, that may soon change. The White House announced today that they are reviewing travel restrictions to North Korea. They

Top Travel Technology Leaders Honored at 2020 Travvy Awards

Travel technology continues to be a fascinating and rapidly evolving space, one in which barely a day goes by without the announcement of an exciting new development designed to improve the overall travel experience. From apps designed to customize and

New Global Business Travel Report Forecasts Airfare Stability

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is forecasting that airfares will remain stable in 2019 despite some fluctuations on major routes. The Air Monitor 2019 report found that fare levels should hold steady on many of the world’s major air

Where Your State Wants to Travel the Most

It’s no secret that Americans want to travel the world in 2019. But where does your state want to go in the New Year? The folks over at DaringPlanet.com recently analyzed geotagged tweets including hashtag #vacation, #travel and similar terms

Winter Storm Gia Hampers Travel With Road Closures, Flight Delays

Update: January 14, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. ET Winter Storm Gia forced approximately 1,500 flight cancellations across the U.S. over the weekend but those issues are beginning to clear up Monday morning, with flight-tracking website FlightAware.com reporting just 170 cancellations

We're Entering a New Golden Age of Travel

The travel industry is experiencing a renaissance of the Golden Age of Travel, according to Ninan Chacko, CEO of Travel Leaders Group. And that’s occurring in concert with the resurgence of the professional travel advisor. Chacko made his comments Wednesday

TravelAbility Aims to Improve Travel for Travelers with Disabilities

WHY IT RATES: The event will bring together innovators, destinations, cruise lines, and travel agents all intent on better serving travelers with disabilities. By putting all of these industry professionals in one room, awareness and new ideas may form to

Latest Travel Impact Updates on Winter Storm Jayden

Update: January 29, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. ET Winter Storm Jayden is continuing to impact travel as it moves east into the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and parts of the South on Tuesday afternoon. According to FlightAware.com, nearly 1,300 flights within, into