Apple Fixes iPhone Tracking Problem

Now users can delete the data entirely
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2011 5:00 AM CDT
In this April 28, 2011 photo, a customer holds a white iPhone at the Apple store on New York's Upper West Side.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – The uproar over the revelation that your iPhone is tracking you has led Apple to fix the problem. A software update released yesterday reduces the amount of location data stored on iPhones and iPads from a year to about a week. The iOS 4.3.3 software also allows users to delete the location log entirely by turning "Location Services" off, the Los Angeles Times reports. Click for Apple's initial explanation.

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