iOS 4.3.3 Update Tweaks Controversial User Location Tracking

iOS 4.3.3 Update Tweaks Controversial User Location Tracking

Calling it a “bug,” Apple has responded to the backlash surrounding the revelation that iOS devices have been keeping track of their owner’s movements via a hidden file full of timestamped map locations by releasing a new software update designed to minimize the extent of the tracking. It does not, however, get rid of it. [More]

Google Sued For Alleged Android Phone Location Tracking

Google Sued For Alleged Android Phone Location Tracking

Filing a lawsuit seeking class action status, two Android phone owners are suing Google over concerns that the company is tracking users’ moves with the phones. [More]

Apple Tells Congress It "Must Have" Controversial User Location Data

Apple Tells Congress It "Must Have" Controversial User Location Data

Responding to concerns about its iPhone/3G iPad location tracking, Apple sent a letter to Congress explaining why it needs to collect the info. [More]