Steve Jobs Reply to iPhone Location Tracking Allegation
The iPhone location tracking issue has created a lot of controversy after a report was presented by Security Researchers.
As mention earlier, Apple being investigated by South Korea, France, Italy and Germany, US Senators sent a leeter to Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs and some have already started suing Apple.
MacRumors reports that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has responded to a concerned user clarifying that “We don’t Track Anyone”.
MacRumors has posted the following email exchange between the user and Steve Jobs:
“Could you please explain the necessity of the passive location-tracking tool embedded in my iPhone? It’s kind of unnerving knowing that my exact location is being recorded at all times. Maybe you could shed some light on this for me before I switch to a Droid. They don’t track me.”
A: Oh yes they do. We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false.
iPhonehacks also commented on this issue:
Based on Apple’s response to questions on location tracking and privacy last year, it looks like Apple also collects data for similar purposes. So Steve Jobs’s comment (if the email is not a fake) stating “We don’t track anyone” probably refers to the hidden file in which iPhone and iPad 3G records location data as there is currently no evidence to suggest that this file is being uploaded to Apple servers.”
Now is the high time for Apple to address this issue before it goes even more farther.
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