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Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 to patch location bugs

Apple has released iOS 4.3.3, which includes three fixes that address concerns over the storage of location information on its mobile devices.

Apple can share my location data -- on my terms

Writing for Computerworld, information security expert Kenneth van Wyk says that companies like Apple need to be more open and provide their users with choices.

Apple's unique brand of crisis management

Apple doesn't respond to crises like other companies. Is that good or bad? Jason Snell says it sure hasn't hurt the company so far.

Apple, Google will testify to Senate on location tracking

Two senators said that representatives from both Apple and Google will testify at a Congressional hearing next month on consumer privacy and smartphones.

Crisis management expert pans Apple's handling of iOS location issue

Apple's explanation about how and why iPhones track users' locations was too late, too little, a crisis communications expert tells Computerworld.

Homing in on Apple's location-data response

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 publishes Q&A on iPhone location data

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.

Group: Google Buzz settlement a 'killer' for e-commerce

The trade group NetChoice has expressed concerns about the FTC settlement with Google over Buzz.

Lawmakers quiz Apple, Google about location tracking

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.

Remains of the Day: No matter where you go

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.