Apple "fix" location data logging with iOS 4.3.3

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iphone-location-thumb.jpgFollowing the controversy surrounding recent reports that iOS devices were logging and saving every single place that a user visited, Apple have rolled out the new iOS 4.3.3 update which should “fix” the privacy invasion.

Rather than tracking every single movement you make, the update now means that only a week’s worth of location data is stored, which is now no longer backed up to your computer. The cache of data is now also deleted from the iOS device should you switch off location services in the settings menu.

However, those using iPhone 3G and iPod Touch devices will not be supported by the update, meaning their location data is still being tracked and backed up.

Gerald Lynch

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