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Apple has released a new warning to millions of iPhone users

Apple admitted that the settings of millions of iPhones are misleading users regarding the use of location data, and promised to fix it. Writes about it Forbes.

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This decision follows a study published by security specialist Brian Krebs, which shows that the new Apple iPhone 11 line is looking for information about its location, even if users have specifically changed the privacy settings of the phone to prevent this from happening. This violates the company's own privacy policy.

The iOS 13.3 update will be released in mid-December. Apple is expected to make the promised fix for this issue, along with support for the FIDO2 security keys and new parental controls to limit the use of phone, messaging and FaceTime based on contact and time.

The company warned users that the new ultra-wideband chip was to blame.

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“Ultra-wideband technology is an industry standard technology and is governed by international regulatory requirements that require it to be turned off in certain places,” Apple said in a statement. “IOS uses Location Services to help determine if the iPhone is in these restricted areas, to disable ultra-wideband access and to comply with the rules.”

Apple claims that "the management of ultra-wideband compatibility and the use of location data is completely performed on the device, and Apple does not collect user location data." This is confirmed by initial research.

But claiming that this chip meets international regulatory requirements, the company says it will turn off these background location checks in an upcoming iOS update. Which means that they did not need to be done in the first place.

Just a few months ago Apple admitted that it hired contractors to secretly listen to Siri audio clips recorded by iPhone owners.

Despite anonymity, the whistleblower found that the company had listened to tapes that included personal health information and tapes of couples who had sex. Subsequently, Apple apologized, closed the center, and promised to provide users with privacy settings that will allow them to delete their Siri entries in a future iOS update.

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