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Apple's explanation about how and why iPhones track users' locations was too late, too little, a crisis communications expert tells Computerworld.
On Wednesday, Apple issued a series of questions and answers about its use of iPhone location information, hoping to quell a controversy. Dan Moren thinks the explanations are good ones.
Apple has published a lengthy Q&A document on its Website, explaining its take on the iPhone location data controversy, along with several related bugs the company intends to patch.
The trade group NetChoice has expressed concerns about the FTC settlement with Google over Buzz.
Minnesota Senator Al Franken and the attorney general of Illinois have separately pressed Apple and Google to provide more information about the location data they collect about their end users.
Location tracking: it's the story that just won't stop. (Tracking you, that is--won't stop tracking you.) Now it's gotten Apple in hot water both at home and abroad, but what, Steve worry? Nah.
Guess who's in Dellnial? (Yeah, it's Dell.) And can we turn up the crazy on the iPhone tracking scandal? Maybe to 11? Finally, stop ragging on the PlayBook, you guys!
Tech analysts differ on the seriousness of the iPhone location-tracking controversy.
Members of Congress have many questions about iPhone location logging, and they're not afraid to ask. Elsewhere, Greenpeace has reengaged Apple, Cupertino may be handing out supercharged iPhones, and the prevalence of cheap games may be--surprise--hurting expensive games.
News that the iPhone keeps a log of your location has spread faster than a YouTube video of a cat playing the trombone, but Dan Moren thinks that the panic is out of proportion.
After updating its terms of service, cloud-storage service Dropbox found itself under fire for privacy and security issues, raising the question of who exactly has access to your files.
A computer forensics expert says iOS data locations logs are neither new nor nefarious.
FTC Chairman Jon Liebowitz singled out Google for not adopting "Do Not Track," the privacy feature that lets consumers opt out of online tracking by Websites and advertisers.
A report by a pair of data scientists reveals that the iPhone keeps a log of where it's been, which can be easily accessed on a user's home computer.
If you're going to walk the crazy walk, you'd better talk the crazy talk. Microsoft loses a valuable cloud player, Apple doesn't want to know what you're surfing on the Web, and one man makes, bakes, and takes the whole crazy cake.