07-13-2014 06:31 AM
A Chinese state broadcaster has labelled the iPhone a national security threat because of its geo-location tools, Reuters reported.
Media outlet CCTV on Friday expressed concern over the Frequent Locations function, which tracks and timestamps user locations.
"This is extremely sensitive data," said a researcher interviewed by CCTV, adding that the tracking information could reveal national economic status and "even state secrets".
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07-13-2014 06:37 AM
The following article is a update by Apple on iPhone tracking
(Apple quickly counters China claim of iPhone spying)
July 12, 2014 05:45 PM Computerworld - Apple on Saturday denied claims by China's state-run television that its iPhones track owners' locations. "Frequent Locations are only stored on a customer's iOS device, they are not backed up on iTunes or iCloud, and are encrypted," the English translation of Apple's response stated. "Apple does not obtain or know a user's Frequent Locations and this feature can always be turned 'Off' via our privacy settings. Apple does not have access to Frequent Locations or the location cache on any user's iPhone at any time." ComputerWorld/ full read here/ http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249692/Apple_quickly_counters_China_claim_of_iPhone_spying