Apple responds to US congressmen's query about iOS privacy
By Neil Hughes Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Published: 09:55 AM EST
The update said Apple and its partners could "collect, use and share precise location data, including real-time geographic location" of a device. The information could be supplied anonymously to help Apple's partners and licensees provide better products and services, but a user's personal information is never shared. Users can opt out of the service by visiting oo.apple.com.
In the letter, Sewell said Apple keeps location data for six months to improve its iAd network. After that, the information is aggregated.