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iPhone Mapping User Locations Unbeknownst to Them

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Now the question is....

cstone

Apr 20, 2011, 5:19 PM
....which apps have been exploiting this the whole time? Well that and where is this data supposed to be going to, and for what purpose?

The isheep herder jokes are funny, but this could be very serious. Aside from just apps that could be stealing this data, there could be viruses that are stealing this data from computers (be that windows or mac.) I have a feeling that this is going to effect Apple more than we know. What use could Apple really have for collecting this type of data that would make it worth it to risk this data being stolen and their reputation being harmed? So much for Apple's security...
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kvlt

Apr 20, 2011, 5:37 PM
But yeah, this could have huge ramifications for Apple.
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phatmanxxl

Apr 20, 2011, 6:08 PM
Not to mention courts can subpoena this information in divorce and criminal cases.
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YoSaintLaurent

Apr 20, 2011, 9:42 PM
Actually it's part of Apple iTunes Terms and Conditions. It is not cool at all that you can not decide if you want to allow them to collect that info or not.
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bp3dots1

Apr 22, 2011, 10:09 AM
YoSaintLaurent said:
Actually it's part of Apple iTunes Terms and Conditions. It is not cool at all that you can not decide if you want to allow them to collect that info or not.



You can decide by not using their products!
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