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iPhone, iPad tracking causes alarm

4 years ago April 21, 2011 Apr 21, 2011 Thursday, April 21 2011 Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:27:26 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple about why iPhones and iPads are collecting location data about their users.

The most recent dust-up, prompted by a report at a technology conference in Santa Clara, Calif., raises questions about how much privacy consumers surrender by carrying around a smartphone and the responsibility of the smartphone makers to protect sensitive data
that flows through their devices.

Researchers emphasize that there's no evidence that Apple Inc. itself has access to this data - it apparently stays on the device itself and the computers the data is backed up to.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment by The Associated Press.

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