Earlier this week Apple came under fire for tracking iPhone users’ locations. The company today released an FAQ about the practice, but the debate continues, with bills under consideration in both the House and Senate to curtail such practices.

On KQED Radio’s Forum today: iPhone or iSpy. Guests included Congresswoman Jackie Speier and journalist Kara Swisher. The show will be archived here later today.

Here’s video of researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan talking about “how they discovered the existence of the tracking database on the iPhone, and what it might mean.”

Video: Researchers Describe iPhone Tracking Controversy 27 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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