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South Korea adds to governments investigating iOS security

updated 09:40 am EDT, Mon April 25, 2011

Apple remains mute

The Korea Communications Commission is now probing for possible legal violations by Apple in regard to iOS 4, says Bloomberg. Concern revolves around the location history file recently made public at Where 2.0. The KCC has requested that Apple explain how often location data is collected and saved, and whether or not the public has a choice to save or delete it. The company is further being asked to say why the information is saved, and if it's being stored on Apple servers.

The KCC adds that it is also forming a group to study how to protect data and privacy on smartphones in general. A spokesman for Apple Korea, Steve Park, has so far refused to comment.

The Korean investigation comes on top of ones by France and Italy. In the US, letters to Apple have have been sent by Massachusetts congressman Edward Markey and Minnesota senator Al Franken. The history file could however simply be a mishandled cache.

by MacNN Staff



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