iPhone, iPad tracking causes alarm

(AP) - Privacy watchdogs are demanding answersfrom Apple about why iPhones and iPads are collecting location dataabout their users.

The most recent dust-up, prompted by a report at a technologyconference in Santa Clara, Calif., raises questions about how muchprivacy consumers surrender by carrying around a smartphone and theresponsibility of the smartphone makers to protect sensitive datathat flows through their devices.

Researchers emphasize that there's no evidence that Apple Inc.itself has access to this data - it apparently stays on the deviceitself and the computers the data is backed up to. Apple didn'timmediately respond to a request for comment by The AssociatedPress.

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