Apple to Alter iPhone Data Collection
Apple said Wednesday that it does not track the location of iPhone and iPad owners, but that it would make changes to how it stores data about the location of Wi-Fi hotspots to address concerns over privacy.
Apple’s announcement, made in a statement posted on its Web site, came after a week of silence by the company following the discovery by two researchers of a file in the devices containing what appeared to be data of the locations visited by users over the previous 12 months. The discovery raised fears that Apple was tracking its users.
In the statement, Apple denied that it was tracking users. Confirming the speculation of several security researchers, the company said the file is used as a “database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current location” that can be used to help a mobile device more accurately discern its location.
I knew it! Apple is tracking iPhone users as part of it’s nefarious plan for world domination. Wait, uh, never mind…