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iOS Update Fixes Location Tracking Bug

What?! Who’s tracking my location? Okay, that’s it, I’m pressing charges…The location tracking bug has now been fixed with the new iOS 4.3.3 update for the iPhone on AT&T. If you haven’t already heard about the tracking bug, apple’s iphones and ipads had a database configuration file that was storing the locations of its users, in an unencrypted file on the machine. No biggie, right?

Well, the bug has now been fixed, hopefully putting many minds to ease. The iPad and iPod touch both received an iOS 4.2.8 update. The new update reduces the size of the cache that contains location information, disables iTunes from backing up the cache, and finally, causes the cache to be deleted whenever Location Services is turned off.

We don’t yet have word whether this update will fix the Verizon issue of having 3G connectivity problems with the iPad, but we can only hope! You can download the latest update by plugging your iPhone, iPod, or iPad (or all three) into your computer and run iTunes. I would recommend backing up anything important before the update, because you never know. If you own a jailbroken device, wait for a jailbreak update. Those looking to stop the Apple tracking immediately and whom may not have the opportunity to download the update just yet, take a look at the video below to learn how to prevent tracking.


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