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L.A. Sues IBM’s Weather Company over ‘Deceptive’ Weather Channel App

The Weather Channel’s app secretly sucks up users’ personal data and uses it for things like targeted marketing and hedge fund analysis, the Los Angeles city attorney has claimed in a lawsuit against The Weather Company, the IBM-owned firm that runs the app.

The case was first reported Thursday in the New York Times, but City Attorney Mike Feuer will hold a press conference Friday morning. In a tweet, he said he was taking “action against one of America’s largest corporations for what we allege is egregious behavior.”

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