Apple Admits iPhone 'Spying', Vows Fix
Apple Finally Admits the iPhone Keeps Inappropriate Location Logs
Apple has broken its silence on the iPhone spying issue, and issued a half-assed apology. Fanboys, rejoice.
Here is Apple's press release on the iPhone location logging issue: make of it while you will. Basically, Cupertino knows that it designed iOS 4 to keep intrusive location data that serves no real purpose. Also, Apple says that it's not tracking your location... it's just tracking your location.
iPhone users discovered this problem and documented it on their own, yet Apple still treats them like they're stupid.
Their defense is akin to saying "I haven't been staring in your window at you while you're asleep, I've been looking inside and admiring all of your decor!"
My favorite was the last item in the press release:
10. Does Apple believe that personal information security and privacy are important?
Yes, we strongly do. For example, iPhone was the first to ask users to give their permission for each and every app that wanted to use location. Apple will continue to be one of the leaders in strengthening personal information security and privacy.