Apple Refutes Chinese Security Claims, Says It Does Not Track Users
No, Apple isn’t using your iPhone to track your location in China. That’s Apple’s response to a recent report from China’s state-run television station alleging the iPhone could potentially threaten the country’s national security. Apple published the lengthy statement on its China website Saturday, one day after Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television reported the iPhone posed a threat to the country’s national security. Specifically, the report called into question Apple’s “frequent locations” feature which keeps tabs on places iPhone owners visit as well as how often they go there “in order to learn places that are significant to you.”
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