Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is requesting location data without permission

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Apple has finally clarified a peculiar and unsettling privacy issue with its newer iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models regarding location tracking. After security expert Brian Krebs revealed earlier this week that the latest iPhones request location data even when a user has toggled the appropriate privacy settings to avoid sharing that information, Apple is now telling TechCrunch that the culprit is its new ultra wideband technology. The company says it will provide a way to disable that in a future update, TechCrunch reports.

“Ultra wideband technology is an industry standard technology and is subject to international regulatory requirements that require it to be turned off in certain locations,” an Apple spokesperson said in a…

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