Jul 192010
 July 19, 2010  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Surveillance

David Sarno reports:

Apple Inc. answered congressional questions about the ways it collects users’ precise location information from its mobile devices and computers, highlighting users’ ability to opt out of data collection, but acknowledging that it collects and stores “batched” user location data that is not directly associated with a particular identity or device.

Apple’s answers came in a document (embedded below) released Monday by Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe L. Barton (R-Texas), who sent the electronics maker a list of questions last month after The Times published a report pointing to the company’s practice of collecting, storing and sharing the “precise,” “real-time geographic location” of users’ mobile devices.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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