Apple Giant Pressured to Make Changes to Policies
It appears that Apple has its back up against the wall in a alley with an angry mob. After prompted government investigations and being targeted with lawsuits by unhappy users in regards to the way that it handled GPS information from its GPS enabled Devices, the iTech giant dropped to its knees with promises of a changed attitude towards mobile privacy.
Last week all hell broke loose when it was determined that Apple was storing GPS information on its users which started to raise concerns among individuals who felt that their mobile privacy has been violated. Furthermore, it left users to believe that not only did Apple have this info but that it was possible for someone else to get this info from their device or iTunes software in a given situation.
Because of this, Apple plans to release iOS 4.3.3 to correct this. Sources reported that after applying this update, iOS 4 will no longer backup the location database file and the size of the file will also be decreased along with the amount of time that is recorded to the file. For those users who turn off the Location Services on their device, the file is said to be deleted at that point. Apple stated that it was a bug that allowed the "tracking" even if these services were turned off. A hearing is scheduled for May 10.