Apple criticized after iPhones, iPads found to be tracking users' locations

Full story: TwinCities.com
Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple Inc. about why iPhones and iPads are secretly collecting location data on users - records that cellular service providers routinely keep but require a court order to disgorge. Full Story

“Vote Conservative”

Since: Feb 08

St. Paul

#1 Apr 21, 2011
Yawn - Non-story. Apple told developers they had the location services data available so other iPhone apps could also use location services. The claim that "ANYONE" can access the data is pretty lame. You the owner of the phone can choose to turn off location services or encrypt your backups. And hey - quit committing crimes while using your cell phone!

Archy

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 21, 2011
Republicans need this info, sry
Archy

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Apr 21, 2011
Wilgeno wrote:
Yawn - Non-story. Apple told developers they had the location services data available so other iPhone apps could also use location services. The claim that "ANYONE" can access the data is pretty lame. You the owner of the phone can choose to turn off location services or encrypt your backups. And hey - quit committing crimes while using your cell phone!
You think David Hasselhoff is dating anyone?
Lake

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 22, 2011
Loss of Privacy? Owellian nightmare? There's an app for that.

How does the PP's own Apple fanboy Jose feel about all this?

Actually Wilgeno, the articles I read say that even if you turn of your iPhone or Android's location tracking, it still sends it to Apple or Google.

By the way Archy, these companys are heavily Democrat.

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