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Apple not reviewing location data, researcher says

On Wednesday, researchers from O’Reilly claimed to discover a tracking feature in iPhones and 3G iPads that reportedly sent location data back to Apple. Another researcher, this time from Katana Forensics, says otherwise. >>

Your smartphone is tracking you, and you said it was okay

The Internet nearly exploded this morning after O’Reilly filed a report indicating that users of Apple’s iPhone and 3G iPad were being tracked. A file, found in the¬†filesystem of the aforementioned¬†devices running iOS >>

Facebook adds privacy controls to mobile web site

Yesterday, Facebook announced the addition of an advanced privacy settings customization page that will be available on your mobile handset. In a blog post, Facebook wrote: You can get to privacy controls on >>

Connecticut AG Blumenthal to spearhead Google privacy probe

Last week, the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty announced that Wi-Fi data sniffed and collected by Google Inc.’s Street View cyborg car contained “fragments” of personal information. This week, the Wall >>

Facebook and others caught sending user data to advertisers

Another day, another scandal involving social media websites. Today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook — along with MySpace, LiveJournal, Hi5, Xanga, Digg and Twitter — have been sending personal information >>