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Apple Addresses Location Concerns

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Living Silver

Apr 29, 2011, 1:39 AM

I'm calling bullcr*p!

Evil or Very Mad
So what is this: because of a "bug", Apple keeps the data they collect longer than they said they would? Bull crap! The bug fix their releasing is not to fix a bug, but their excuse (or attempt, depending on who's view) to back out of a law suit by updating their software.
Apple keeps the data they collect


They don't "keep" your data at all.

than they said they would?


They never gave any indication of how long they would keep your data to begin with.


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Troll-Bait

Apr 27, 2011, 9:24 AM

This is interesting but...

I think it's more the media trying to hype up something that really doesn't matter.

"But Apple is spying on us!!!'

No, they are not.
Exactly.

Apple is doing nothing that breaches security or privacy of iPhone owners.

The full Q&A gives a very detailed explanation about what location data is being collected, by what means, and why they collect such data.

I think the softwa...
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I agree. It's getting stupid. It just shows how easily scared people are these days. It stores info on your computer and cell phone...not your neighbors iTunes account, not the FBI, not Obama (I hope). And the average user probably doesn't even know h...
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Eric M. Zeman

Apr 27, 2011, 8:12 AM

Here's the Full Q&A

1. Why is Apple tracking the location of my iPhone?
Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.

2. Then why is everyone so concerned about this?
Providing mobile users with fast and accurate location information while preserving their security and privacy has raised some very complex technical issues which are hard to communicate in a soundbite. Users are confused, partly because the creators of this new technology (including Apple) have not provided enough education about these issues to date.

3. Why is my iPhone logging my location?
The iPhone is not logging your location. Rather, it’s maintaining a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current ...
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At least they're planning on doing something to fix the issue and admit there's a problem. That's a new strategy for Apple.
 
 
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