iPhone Still Tracks Users Even After Location Services are Disabled

BGR has reported that Apple iPhone is still tracking and storing users location. But here, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has denied the allegation of tracking users location

According to BGR:

“The recent rediscovery that Apple’s iPhone is tracking and storing users’ locations — after users all agreed to let Apple track, store and use their locations, of course — has caused quite an uproar. Unlike the last time this was discovered, the ordeal continues to make news nearly a week later instead of being forgotten immediately. In this latest round of outrage, The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Apple’s iPhone continues to collect and store users’ locations even when location services are disabled. The Journal believes that the data is collected using data from cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots as the iPhone communicates with them. This, too, is well within Apple’s rights — and the rights of other cell phone makers — but the revelation is still likely to result in a new round of chatter.”

Yesterday we had reported about South Korea, France, Italy and Germany conducting an investigation on Apple tracking location. At the earliest Apple need to address the issue before it goes out of hand.

[ Via bgr ]

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