iPhone location-tracking lawsuit against Apple is dismissed

Back in 2011 Apple faced a minor uproar when it was discovered that the iPhone maintained a cache of Wi-Fi network and cell tower location data to help the device locate itself faster than GPS alone would. That eventually led to a class action lawsuit, but as Reuters reports that suit has now been dismissed outright.

The development came on Monday, and covered two different sets of claims: the first was that Apple had allegedly designed iOS to make it easy to transmit iPhone users’ personal information to third-party app developers, without approval or consent — something the plaintiffs said wasn’t in line with Apple’s privacy policy. The reassurances in the policy were a big reason why they chose the iPhone, they argued, and…

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