Apple Investigated By South Korea, France, Germany, Italy Over iPhone Tracking

Posted April 25, 2011 at 7:57am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8992 views

Apple is being investigated by South Korea, France, Germany, and Italy over a recent report that it secretly stores a complete location history of iPhone users, according to Bloomberg.

The Korea Communications Commission asked Apple how often information is collected and saved, and whether users have a choice over whether it is saved or deleted, the commission said in an e-mailed statement today. Apple must explain why such data is saved on devices and if it’s stored on the company’s servers.

South Korea is the most recent country to join the list of those investigating Apple for the practice. In the U.S. Senator Al Franken has penned an open letter to Steve Jobs asking for answers regarding the situation.

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Solution - April 25, 2011 at 12:41pm
I don\'t give a s_it if they tracking me or not, I\'m not a criminal or something. It\'s like \"f_ck, the ISP issue an IP address to my modem and they know who am I and what web sites I browse..\" Do you really have something to hide? If so, then I would like that feds checked your house before you wake up next morning to be sure everybody around you is safe. These people just wanted to show up on the Net, that\'s it.
digihead - April 25, 2011 at 10:51am
and? obviously it stores data, and knows where you are, you have gps and always pressing \"yes\" to allow application to use your position, so why wondering? big fucking deal, they can triangulate your position even if you don\'t have gps. so if you have concerns regarding your position tracking, or you\'re spy or something - dont fucking use smatphone or any phone at all!
Frank - April 25, 2011 at 12:17pm
This data is stored without you pressing \'Yes\'
Tom - April 25, 2011 at 8:15am
This whole topic is so unbearably stupid. No wonder these governments run up huge deficits. Why don\'t you go tell some people to investigate why Apple would put a GPS antenna in the phone too.
HO - April 25, 2011 at 8:56am
No worries, btw the next time u pass by starbucks for coffee don\'t get to surprised of why it comes with a note that says \"Thx for the support!\" and is signed by \"S.J.\", for sure he knows where u are and how many times u go there so a small tip will be there for u.
theWabbit - April 25, 2011 at 10:45am
why do they? (kidding) I\'m surprised the focus is only on Apple when there have been numerous articles that Google Android doing the same. My concern with this type of practice is does this information leave your phone. I would not be suprised that governments in the back-room somewhere would request to have this data sent to them in the future directly, but make sure its encrypted and nobody can find out about it. Governments can be good, but lately if you look around you see that the governments are not there to serve people but how to screw them and make them ask for more.
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