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Apple Updates Location-Based Services Policy

GEO PRIVACY

June 22, 2010

Apple has updated its privacy policy to make sure users know that when they use location-based services, they will be sharing their location information with that service provider. CNET News reports that the update, which was released on Monday, specifies that in order to provide location-based services, "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." The policy points out that the information is collected anonymously "to provide and improve location-based products and services." The announcement comes on the heels of comments by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at this month's All Things Digital conference, where he said customers should always be asked whether they want to share their information.
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