LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles city attorney on Wednesday announced a settlement with the Weather Channel over a lawsuit claiming the company’s app gathered millions of people’s location data without properly disclosing that the sensitive information was shared with advertisers.

The office considered the settlement a major privacy win, as it will now require The Weather Channel app to notify users that they are constantly being tracked rather than hide it in unread privacy policies.

But the terms of the settlement don’t mean much for the average person’s privacy. The Weather Channel’s app will continue being able to track your movements and profit off your data, as long as it tells you in a pop-up when you first download the app or when it’s updated later.

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