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Apple iOS 4.3.3 with “Bug Fix” for Location Tracking Now Available

Apple iOS 4.3.3 with “Bug Fix” for Location Tracking Now Available

We have been closely following the iPhone 4 location tracking saga, and reported on Monday that Apple was getting ready to release iOS 4.3.3 to make it possible to clear your cache of location tracking, and to turn off the tracking completely. Now iOS 4.3.3 is available via iTunes for AT&T's iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPads, and the fourth-gen iPod touch. There is a separate update, iOS 4.2.8, for Verizon's iPhone.

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Apple iOS 4.3.3 will fix tracking “bug”

Apple iOS 4.3.3 will fix tracking “bug”

If you use an iPhone, you may have been following the saga of location tracking with the smartphone. As it turns out the iPhone keeps track of the location of the user even when location services are turned off. Despite the tracking of iPhone users, Apple maintains it was not spying on users and said that an update was coming to fix the bug. Word is now coming out that the update to fix the bug will be coming soon.

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iPhone storing tracking details on users even with location services off

iPhone storing tracking details on users even with location services off

There are a lot of times when you iPhone or other device needs to know your location to give you the service you are looking for. For instance if you are looking for a gas station near you or trying to find your way to a destination the app on your iPhone will need to know where you are right now. There are also times when your iPhone doesn't need to know where you are and has no need to be storing those details. That is exactly what the iPhone is allegedly doing though, storing location data even when the user has locations services turned off.

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iPhone tracking: Not new, but already used by law enforcement

iPhone tracking: Not new, but already used by law enforcement

Fall-out from news earlier this week that the iPhone and 3G-enabled iPad maintain a comprehensive log of location data continues, with suggestions that not only are the revelations not as fresh as they're presented as, but arguments as to how dangerous the location collection actually is. Alex Levinson claims that the discovery of the "consolidated.db" database was in fact made several months ago, shortly after the release of the iPhone 4. The researcher also suggests that, contrary to much of the hype, the database itself is of relatively little importance, since Apple is not actually accessing it.

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