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Apple clears the air on iPhone tracking

Apple denied it is tracking the movements of its iPhone customers, but said it will provide a software update that stores less location information on phones in response to public outcry over privacy issues.

Apple denied it is tracking the movements of its iPhone customers, but said it will provide a software update that stores less location information on phones in response to public outcry over privacy issues.

Still, the company said its iPhones keep “a database of Wi-Fi hot spots and cell towers around your current locations ... to help your iPhone rapidly and accurately calculate its location when requested.”

Some of that location information is stored on each iPhone, and is backed up in iTunes, meaning that it would be possible for someone with access to a person’s computer to retrieve information about their movements.

In response, Apple plans to release a software update that would cut the size of the wireless hot-spot location database stored on its iPhones and stop backing up that information. The software will be released in the next few weeks, it said.

 
 
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