Apple Issues Q&A on Location Data Concerns

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  1. Maura

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    Apple has today released a very comprehensive and thorough statement regarding the recent location data gathering issue. The lengthy statement is in the form of a Q&A dealing with some of the major questions that have been raised on the matter over the past few days. Here’s the full Q&A text straight from Apple:

    Apple goes on to say at the end of the statement that it will be issuing an iOS software update in the next few weeks (as referred to in the Q&A) that will reduce the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone, halt all backing up of the cache, and delete the cache completely when Location Services is turned off. Also, Apple says that in the next major iOS update, presumably iOS 5, the cache on the iPhone will also be encrypted.

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    so they are going with the story of we never where tracking any one
     
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    But actually does it hurt to be tracked by apple? Are there some cons about beeing tracked by apple? I don't get it. Many many technologies tracking us nowadays, no?


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