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New iOS 4 iPhone Privacy Policy Update: Shares your data

The hype surrounding the new iOS 4 for the iPhone is almost over since it was made available for download, but there is still much to talk about, such as Apple’s recent update to its privacy policy. It seems that they will share your data — iPhone owners are not happy with this, but Android has been doing it for some time now.

Sean Hollister from Engadget found an interesting article on LA Times, which explains how Apple can track your GPS. Once they have this information they can then use it to share your data with “partners and licensees”. iPhone users fear that Apple could sell this data, but Apple has said that they will only use the information anonymously.

That is not the only feature that has iPhone users worried, it looks as though the new ad network iAd will also keep an eye on your browsing habits. However, there is a way for you to turn this function off, just go to http://oo.apple.com where you can then turn off automated cookie collection.

We are not certain why people would want to hide their location, it is this feature that makes iPhone apps and other services that gives you a much better experience with your smartphone.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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