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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 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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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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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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iPhone 5S “31% faster” A7 chip and motion-tracking rumored

iPhone 5S “31% faster” A7 chip and motion-tracking rumored

Apple's iPhone 5S will be "about 31-percent faster" than the iPhone 5 and include new motion-tracking technology, insiders claim, sparking speculation about the presumed Apple A7 processor expected to power the next-gen flagship phone. "Sources are telling me the new iPhone's A7 chip is running at about 31% faster than A6" Fox News's Clayton Morris took to Twitter to tease, saying that "I'm hearing it's very fast." However, the A7 SoC wasn't the only iPhone 5S chip Morris had news on.

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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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Swivl iPhone camera tracking dock ships today

Swivl iPhone camera tracking dock ships today

Solo cinematographers without the budget for a cameraman can now count on Swivl's automatic tracking iPhone camera dock to keep them in frame, with news that the accessory begins shipping today. Up for pre-order at $179 since November, the docking station can be left on a table or wall or screwed to a standard tripod, and uses a wireless remote microphone to track movement of the subject and follow them round 360-degrees.

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Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia has denied reports that its cellphones and smartphones contain code from Carrier IQ, the mobile analytics company accused of logging keypresses, text entry and other use across a huge number of handsets. "CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices" a Nokia spokesperson told SlashGear, describing reports otherwise as "inaccurate." However, evidence of at least some potential Carrier IQ tracking has been identified in Apple iOS devices, while Google's Nexus range is believed to be code-free.

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