Steve Jobs: We Won’t Track You


Apple CEO Steve Jobs -- known for emailing members of the Apple faithful about issues surrounding his company -- has apparently done it again.

According to the website, Jobs was sent an email about the iPhone tracking issue, asking if the phone does indeed track its users.  The writer wanted to know if he or she should instead get an Android phone, because "They don't track me."

Jobs' response?  According to    "Oh yes they do. We don't track anyone. The info circulating around is false."

What do we glean from this?  If it is indeed from Steve Jobs, he's both denying that his own company tracks your data, while taking a chance to throw the competition under the bus. 

As the tracking story got out last week, reports said that while the iPhone tracks your whereabouts, it is not alone in doing so.  Most phones have GPS capability; it's how they help you get from point A to point B, help you "check in" at various locations, and find that nearby gas station or coffee shop for you.

Apple has not come out with a response yet about the issue, and it's had several days to do so.  Will this mysterious email be the start of an actual dialogue, or another utensil to stir up speculation?

Scott knows he's tracked.  He's on Twitter:  @scottbudman
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