Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Apr 2011 21:40 UTC
Apple Apple has responded to the location data thing, and as it turns out, most of us moderate folk were completely right. Apple claims the data isn't sent to Apple, and that the storing of the information is a bug Apple will fix in the coming weeks. Still a very nasty and potentially dangerous bug, but not the massive privacy issue many made it out to be. Also, a new colour iPhone is out, which, if you were to believe the gadget and Apple sites, is yet another Apple revolution.
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mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

do we cell phone users NOT think that the phone company probably has some logs somewhere doing the same thing?


For some of those who post here I guarantee they don't ... think. And it's precisely the case telcos do collect that information. Having seen some police "evidence" from a case involving a friend's grandson I can attest that it would curl the hairs on the back of most people's neck to know just how much info telcos collect about you. Then there's the likes of Google who not only collect the data but make it indirectly available to anyone who pays them - where are the constant stream of negative articles and comments about them?

Yet because this is "Evil Apple" storing YOUR location information on YOUR own device that is backed up to another of YOUR own devices that YOU'RE responsible for securing, and even though they don't take or use that information despite the license agreement theoretically allowing them to, it's some huge issue.

Meanwhile back at the ranch Google does yet another backflip on their "free" services wanting even more people to pay for the privilege of being tracked, and it doesn't even rate an article...

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