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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apple Denies Tracking IPhone Locations, Will Update Software

Apple Denies Tracking IPhone Locations, Will Update Software
The iPhone saves information on Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular towers near an iPhone’s current location, which helps the phone determine its location when needed by the user, Apple said. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg
April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Former Apple Inc. software engineer Pete Warden talks about the ability of the iPhon to log users’ whereabouts, and Apple's reaction to complaints by privacy advocates. Apple, facing scrutiny from consumers and lawmakers over data collection on its iPhone, said it isn’t tracking the location of customers while acknowledging it gathers information about wireless gear near a user’s handset. Warden speaks with Emily Chang and Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)
April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, talks about Apple Inc.'s statement about the collection of data from its iPhone. Apple said today that it isn’t tracking the iPhone users’ location and plans to reduce the amount of data the device stores. Rotenberg speaks with Margaret Brennan on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness." (Source: Bloomberg)
Apple Inc. (AAPL), facing scrutiny from consumers and lawmakers over the collection of data on its iPhone, said it isn’t tracking the users’ location and plans to reduce the amount of data the device stores.
“Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone,” the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement today. “Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.”
The iPhone saves information on Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular towers near an iPhone’s current location, which helps the phone determine its location when needed by the user, Apple said. A database of hotspots and towers is downloaded on each phone and backed in Apple’s iTunes when users connect their phones. The company will stop backing up the database, it said.
Apple, along with Google Inc. (GOOG), has been at the center of a privacy debate that’s sparked lawsuits from consumers and drawn inquiries from U.S. Congress about whether their products breach privacy rules by tracking and storing users’ locations. The company can’t locate a user based on the hotspots and tower data, Apple said today, the first time its publicly addressed the issue since criticisms arose last week.
“The location data that researchers are seeing on the iPhone is not the past or present location of the iPhone, but rather the locations of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers surrounding the iPhone’s location,” Apple said.

Software Update

The company plans a free software update that will reduce the amount of data stored on the iPhone and will delete hotspot and cell tower information when its location services is turned off, Apple said.
Apple, based in Cupertino, California, rose 51 cents to $350.93 at 9:33 a.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. The shares had climbed 8.6 percent this year before today.
An April 20 report by two computer programmers, including a former Apple software engineer, said Apple’s operating system logs users’ coordinates along with the time a spot is visited.

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