• Why do computers want my location?


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    On a regular basis, my phone and computers ask whether they can use my location.

    iPhone apps, in particular, often generate multiple requests. To be fair, these annoying prompts are meant to alert you to the fact that the apps want your location for one reason or another.

    But why do these apps need location information? Are they spying on you?

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.48.0, 2023-11-27).