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A test by The Wall Street Journal, reported yesterday, contradicts advice from Apple Inc. that users can block the data collection by disabling location services on their iPhones.

A test by The Wall Street Journal, reported yesterday, contradicts advice from Apple Inc. that users can block the data collection by disabling location services on their iPhones.

After turning off location services on an iPhone 4, the Journal testers recorded data, then moved the phone to new locations. “Over the span of several hours as the phone was moved, it continued to collect location data from new places,” the newspaper reported.

The data weren’t always accurate, despite recording latitude and longitude and time stamps, it said.

“It is recording the location of cell towers you’ve been close to,” mapping expert Peter Batty told the Toronto Star.

 
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