SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft Corp. is being sued by a Michigan woman who alleges the world’s largest software maker illegally tracks people whose mobile devices run its Windows Phone 7 operating software.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle by Rebecca Cousineau. She notes that Microsoft tells users they can turn off location tracking, which is a feature in the camera application on phones running Windows Phone 7. But she claims the software keeps tracking users’ locations even after they turn off the feature.
A spokeswoman for Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft declined a request for comment.