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Death Threats and Privacy: Judge Orders Apple Reveal More Info in Tracking Lawsuit

Death Threats and Privacy: Judge Orders Apple Reveal More Info in Tracking Lawsuit

Todd Haselton

A judge in May ordered Apple to show all of its location tracking documents after it was discovered that the firm was keeping a log of user location data without express permission. Now Apple is facing the music yet again in the case, because the judge isn't sure that Apple has supplied all of the data that it has on the matter, Bloomberg said Friday. Apple thinks it needs to withhold...

In Texas, It's Legal To Track Students With RFID, Court Rules

In Texas, It's Legal To Track Students With RFID, Court Rules

Adriana Lee

Should children be inventoried, like products in a supply chain, or tracked like livestock? Depends on whom you ask. One privacy advocate’s nightmare scenario might be another Texas magnet school’s “innovative” student program. For a year now, the Student Locator Project, a pilot program at San Antonio’s John Jay Science & Engineering Academy, has required kids on its 4,200-student...

Apple Allows User-Tracking Again, How To Find The Hidden Shut-Off Switch

Apple Allows User-Tracking Again, How To Find The Hidden Shut-Off Switch

Adriana Lee

There’s another iOS 6 feature that the media is buzzing about, and this time, it has nothing to do with the Maps app. According to Business Insider, Apple put out a software update last month that quietly rolled out user-tracking for advertising purposes. If you recall, we’ve already seen a dust-up before when Apple allowed user-tracking via UDID, or Unique Device Identifier (the...