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Exploit in Waze app lets hackers track users' locations

A major security flaw that lets hackers track the movements of Waze users is still active, despite the navigation app supposedly fixing the vulnerability in a January update. And this type of vulnerability could be exploited in other types of apps.

News Scan: What makes tech enterprise-grade?; Another crowdsourced transit app scores big; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thurs, 12/19 including: a seven point checklist for things a product needs to be considered "enterprise-grade," Moovit (a crowdsourced transit apps) new multi-million dollar acquisition, CTO Udi Nir of ModCloth offers advice on what it means to be a 'mobile-first' business, the ins and outs of creating an enterprise mobile app according to Wired  and a U.K-based company's example of an Android smartphone BYOD policy.

Google Maps integrates Waze real-time traffic incident reporting

More than two months after Google acquired crowdsourced location services firm Waze for a reported $1.1 billion, its Google Maps for Mobile application is now integrating real-time traffic incident reporting from Waze users.

Google confirms Waze acquisition targeted in FTC antitrust probe

Google revealed that Federal Trade Commission attorneys are investigating its $1.1 billion acquisition of Israeli crowdsourced location services firm Waze.

Is Apple Maps officially a lost cause?

Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference Monday with the usual spate of new product announcements, self-congratulatory proclamations and cheap shots against archrival Google. The marquee headline was the overhauled iOS 7, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called "the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone."

Reports: Google close to landing Waze for $1.3B

Google is finalizing an agreement to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze for $1.3 billion, Israeli newspaper Globes reports. The Wall Street Journal corroborates the deal, which sources said could be formally announced as soon as this week. Representatives for Google and Waze declined to comment.

Waze integrates with Facebook Events after takeover talks collapse

Waze is rolling out updated versions of its crowdsourced location applications for Apple's iOS and Google Android, adding integration with the Facebook Events social calendar.

Report: Facebook scraps Waze acquisition plans

Facebook has ended negotiations to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze, AllThingsD reports.

Report: Google mulls Waze acquisition, setting up bidding war with Facebook

Google is in talks to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze for more than $1 billion, setting the stage for a possible bidding war with Facebook, Bloomberg reports.

Rumor Mill: Facebook makes $1B play for social mapping startup Waze

Facebook is on the verge of acquiring crowdsourced location services firm Waze for between $800 million and $1 billion, according to multiple reports in Israeli business journals Calcalist, Ynet, and The Market.