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Apple iPhone-tracking lawsuit dismissed

Apple iPhone-tracking lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit against Apple over iOS location tracking and infringed privacy has been dropped after two years, with the same judge that recently awarded the Cupertino firm $290m in damages from Samsung ruling that outraged iPhone users hadn't demonstrated any legitimate violations. The case, filed back in 2011, saw four iOS users complain that their smartphones were transmitting location data even when the feature was ostensibly turned off, with devices storing up to a year of records in an undisclosed log file.

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Apple quietly turns on iOS 6 iPhone advert tracking

Apple quietly turns on iOS 6 iPhone advert tracking

Apple has quietly enabled a mobile ads tracking system in iOS 6, with unique per-device identifiers that provide advertisers with more user information than ever before. Having blocked developers from using UDID codes - device-specific codes that could be monitored to see if adverts led to app downloads - Apple replaced the unofficial functionality with an official version, IFA/IFDA (Identifier For Advertising) that comes automatically set active, Business Insider reports.

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Apple settles iPhone tracking lawsuit in South Korea

Apple settles iPhone tracking lawsuit in South Korea

Apple has paid a South Korean man the equivalent of $950 in compensation over "psychological stress" and infringement of constitutional rights to privacy, as the aftermath of the iPhone location-tracking controversy drags on. Lawyer Kim Hyung-Suk filed the case on April 26, PhysOrg reports, with the court ordering Apple to pay up; the company's South Korean arm claims it did not raise an objection to the suit. However, if Apple thought that would make Kim go away, it's sadly mistaken.

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Apple iPhone Location Tracking Now Targeted By FCC, FTC

Apple iPhone Location Tracking Now Targeted By FCC, FTC

Fresh from being grilled at last week's Senate Judiciary panel, Apple and Google may next have to participate in a public forum to answer more questions on their phones' location tracking. This time, it's the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that want some answers. They are "inviting" Apple and Google to explain themselves in a public forum they intend on hosting next month.

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Apple releases iPhone tracking Q&A: Denies spying, tips incoming traffic updates

Apple releases iPhone tracking Q&A: Denies spying, tips incoming traffic updates

Apple has responded to the iPhone tracking controversy, denying that it has ever tracked users of the iOS handset in a new Q&A (which you can read in full after the cut) and claiming that the location cache is in fact "a crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database" that is used to speed up positioning fixes by the smartphone. However, Apple also says it will release an iOS update in the next few weeks that reduces this cache's size, ceases backups on the user's Mac or PC, and deletes the database altogether when Location Services is switched off.

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Class action suit filed against Apple for iPhone location tracking

Class action suit filed against Apple for iPhone location tracking

I use an iPhone and I will be the first to say that the thought of my iPhone tracking my movements is irritating. There is really no need for my iPhone to be storing where I go throughout my day. I also have to wonder if this extra tracking that is unneeded was turned off if my iPhone would run longer on a charge. I guess with all the press of the iPhone tracking and storing user movements, it was inevitable that a class action suit would be filed against Apple.

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iOS 7 bug turns off Find My iPhone and bypasses Activation Lock

iOS 7 bug turns off Find My iPhone and bypasses Activation Lock

Apple builds in security features and the ability to track a lost or stolen iPhone into the iOS 7 and higher operating system. Those features allow a user to track their smartphone if it is lost or stolen and prevent someone from being able to remove the iCloud account tied to the device and avoid tracking. The problem is that an easy to exploit security issue in iOS 7 and higher has been found that makes bypassing those features easy.

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