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Apple’s Bud Tribble testified before the Senate today, in a hearing supposed to get to the bottom of the recent location issues. Both Google and Apple were present, though Apple’s response was much more pointed. In essence, they believe that LocationGate doesn’t exist, and that their customers’ information is held very close to the chest:
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We do not share customer information with third parties without our customers’ explicit consent. Apple does not track users’ locations. Apple has never done so and has no plans to do so,” said Tribble.
So, while Apple has patched the “bug” that was storing all of their users’ location data, they are stressing that they have never tracked you. Tracking you would involve the data being uploaded to Apple, which has never occurred. The video comes from the Associated Press, who were on-site for the hearings.
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apple is skynet.
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look at that typer type.
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Technically, he's right. If the information was never uploaded to Apple, then they have no idea where you are or where you've been. So what's the big deal?
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Technically, he's right. If the information was never uploaded to Apple, then they have no idea where you are or where you've been. So what's the big deal?
words. they said previously they were and now they aren't...the problem with words...
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Technically, he's right. If the information was never uploaded to Apple, then they have no idea where you are or where you've been. So what's the big deal?
If Apple isn't uploading your information for tracking, then what is this?

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/ga...ton7-12-10.pdf
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To provide location-based services on Apple products, Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device.
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look at that typer type.
Courtroom typists make a pretty nice salary. I once considered looking into it but it's quite boring.

Lol @ 1:40: Justin Beiber.
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words. they said previously they were and now they aren't...the problem with words...
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If Apple isn't uploading your information for tracking, then what is this?

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/ga...ton7-12-10.pdf
Hmmmmmm@that. Interesting. I guess a more formal investigation will have to be done then. I don't exactly trust Apple, I do acknowledge their innovation and achievements, but like any company, I don't trust them. I'll keep an eye on this for sure to see where it goes.
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hahahaha.....i can't stop laughing ......omg my stomach........"it's not your location"......then who's location is going to be logged?....Santa's?......"in many case it's the location of the device or someone near it".....really?.......for some reason this reminds me of Gate's phrase "the keyboard did it"
    
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Lol @ 1:40: Justin Beiber.
lol i was going to edit that in xD

salery must be nice...120wpm too eh?
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