Apple now stores and shares your iPhone’s location

This story goes to the heart of privacy and trust issues which are growing in volume as technology solves some problems while creating others.

Benefits of location-based services like Tom Tom are readily understood, while those from checking in to Gowalla or Foursquare are less obvious.

While the location data Apple is collecting is anonymous, there’s no opting out and, depending on your view of the potential benefits, it’s either no big deal or a creepy, unwelcome development.


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