Friday, August 19, 2011

I Spy

Technology, mobile phones, privacy, Spying, iphone   : Dry Bones cartoon.
The latest from "Wireless Federation:
Apple found guilty of collecting location data from iPhones, fined (South Korea)

"The telecom regulator of South Korea stated that Apple stands to be fined a token $2,852 for collecting iPhone users’ location data, on the wrong side of the law.

Apple was also ordered by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) to right certain inappropriate practices; more so because Apple continued to collect data despite iPhone users disabling the location based service in their handsets.

According to Steve Park, Apple’s spokesman in Korea, Apple does not track locations of iPhone users, and they have never done so while they have no plan to do so in the future.

Even Google was ordered to take better precautions in protecting users’ data after the commission found that it did not encrypt users’ location data temporarily saved on smartphones although, the internet giant was not fined by the commission."

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