Just as a short follow up to a piece yesterday, the video of Apple’s testimony at a U.S. Senate hearing regarding mobile privacy, is now available for viewing. As you well know, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Google came under fire after news broke of iOS and Android devices storing user location data. It […]
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Video of Apple’s Senate Hearing Testimony Now Available

Just as a short follow up to a piece yesterday, the video of Apple’s testimony at a U.S. Senate hearing regarding mobile privacy, is now available for viewing.

As you well know, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Google came under fire after news broke of iOS and Android devices storing user location data. It turns out, at least in the case of iOS, that this location data base is very vague, and is kept to speed up the process of connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots or 3G towers. That said, a bug was found in the code that was holding this data for extended periods of time, when it was originally intended to be dumped after a week.

Apple quickly released an iOS update to remedy the situation. The update now encrypted the location data, allowed users to shut it off in the settings, and fixed the bug that was holding the data.

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