Apple chief executive vents opinion on discovery that iPhones keep record of connections with cell towers in their vicinity and says Android tracks too

This article titled “Steve Jobs responds to iPhone tracking concerns, and accuses Google” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 25th April 2011 15.52 UTC

Steve Jobs has responded to the mounting questions about iPhones collecting location data for up to a year – a revelation that could lead to privacy investigations by some European governments.

In a characteristically terse email, apparently sent directly from his iPhone, the Apple chief executive – who is officially on medical leave from his company, and has been seen only briefly in public since January – insisted that “we don’t track anyone”, and instead aimed his ire at Google, claiming that “they do” track users.

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