Location Tracking Issue: We Don’t Track Any Body! Info Circulating around is False! Steve Jobs
We have earlier reported that Apple iPhone tracks your geographical location like an efficient spy and stores all concerned private data in a serest file that ultimately gets copied to your computer via iTunes Sync. Then we posted an article covering a new UnTracked app to protect yourselves by being spied via Apple iPhone running iOS 4 or later version. Now MacRumors comes with another report that is posted by the citation of a site’s loyal reader who emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs and asked about the said issue. He also alarmed Steve Jobs that he would switch over to Google’s Android platform, if Jobs fails to calcify the issue with a reasonable adequate reply. Jobs professionally replied his email and confidently told the asker; “We Don’t Track Anyone”.
Could you please explain the necessity of the passive location-tracking tool embedded in my iPhone? It’s kind of unnerving knowing that my exact location is being recorded at all times. Maybe you could shed some light on this for me before I switch to a Droid. They don’t track me.
A: Oh yes they do. We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false.
Sent from my iPhone.
Apple has already made clarification on users location tracking & privacy issue and has told its all users that they have an option to turn off location services entirely, alongside Apple has also made it clear that all location features need an overt authorization from the user.
As is Jobs’ usual style, his brief comments provide little detail or information to support his claims, and his vagueness leaves things rather open to interpretation.
In spite all of this, The Wall Street Journal still insists that the recently introduced database monitors positioning of the users even when location services are turned off entirely;
The Journal tested the collection of data on an iPhone 4 that had been restored to factory settings and was running the latest version of Apple’s iOS operating system.
The Journal disabled location services (which are on by default) and immediately recorded the data that had initially been gathered by the phone. The Journal then carried the phone to new locations and observed the data. Over the span of several hours as the phone was moved, it continued to collect location data from new places.
Though we strongly encourage privacy rights, and before Steve Jobs’ recent declaration we were strictly discouraging iPhone’s spying act, but after jobs’ satisfactory answer now we advise that we should rely on Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ sayings since he never told anything other than truth in his whole professional carrier up till now, if he says that the info circulating around is false, it would be defiantly false. Some tech gurus are just trying to create a storm in the cup of a tea, Apple’s tea- our daily dose of information about Apple and its products.Apple, iPhone