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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384301,00.asp

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Two men have filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the location-based services provided in iOS 4. The practice puts users at a serious risk of privacy invasions and stalking, they argued.

"Apple collects the location information covertly, surreptitiously, and in violations of law," according to the lawsuit, which was filed Friday in Florida district court.
post #2 of 70
They are kinda boned on this one, and if it's found out this data is periodically transferred then apple will be in real trouble.
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Lol

Why does Apple always take the ass whipping?

Android does this too! Inb4buttheytellyouaboutit

This is a problem across the board, not just Apple.

Hopefully this makes some serious changes. I doubt it will come to anything though, you do agree to their terms and conditions before using the phone.
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Apple get a taste of their own medicine :L
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LOL someone I know knows one of those guys that started the lawsuit. He told me the guy is really just anti-Apple and wants to get a pretty penny out of this. Good for him! He's actually an investor in their stocks and has made a killing off of them (he bought over a decade ago).
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lolwut...this happens with a lot of services...either change the law for all companies or don't. And don't just target apple.
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lolwut...this happens with a lot of services...either change the law for all companies or don't. And don't just target apple.
Why not, the law makes examples of singular citizens every day.

Get it done however you need to get it done, I have no sympathy for a guilty party. Moreover, this may shed light on the reasons they collected the data, which could get to the root of the issue.
    
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I completely agree that something needs to be done, however, the lawsuit is just a start on one company. There should be much more done about this issue and "do not track" issues in general online and with physical location tracking. It needs to be a corprorate wide law that such practices be changed for the better.
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
Lol

Why does Apple always take the ass whipping?

Android does this too! Inb4buttheytellyouaboutit

This is a problem across the board, not just Apple.

Hopefully this makes some serious changes. I doubt it will come to anything though, you do agree to their terms and conditions before using the phone.
If the lawsuit makes it illegal to gather information like this, it will affect more than just Apple.

Not to mention I'd be willing to bet you need to own one of the devices in question to be able to sue.
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Why not, the law makes examples of singular citizens every day.

Get it done however you need to get it done, I have no sympathy for a guilty party. Moreover, this may shed light on the reasons they collected the data, which could get to the root of the issue.
This post I agree with in it's entirety.
post #10 of 70
If this goes through google is next.
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