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Submission + - Apple Updating iOS to Address Privacy Concerns (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: Apple today responded to several of the common questions it has recently received about the gathering and use of location information by its devices.

The company also said that over the next few weeks it would release a software update for iOS that would reduce the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone, cease backing up the cache, and delete the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off. Additionally, Apple said that in the next major iOS software release the cache would be encrypted on the iPhone, though a timeline for that was not provided.

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Apple Updating iOS to Address Privacy Concerns

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The first version always gets thrown away.