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Apple drops SkyHook

Boyd 2045 Points
edited November -1 in Smartphone Navigation
From Fortune magazine:
Skyhook Wireless, which provides precise location data for smartphones, acknowledged Friday that Apple Inc. has stopped using its technology in the latest versions of the iPhone and other products.

Beginning with iPhone operating system version 3.2, which was released in April, Apple began using its own proprietary database of WiFi access points to help determine the location of a mobile device. Apple disclosed the change in a July 12 letter to U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Rep. Joe Barton. The congressmen had asked Apple to explain its privacy policy after the computer maker alerted users in June that it would be collecting location data in order to provide location-based services.
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