Apple broke their silence today and responded with a Q&A press release - HERE -  That answers many questions about the Location Data being cached on your phone.  Bottom line - this was a bug and your exact location was never being tracked (which the later was obvious if you looked at the data).  Here is what Apple plans to do: 

 

Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:

  • reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
  • ceases backing up this cache, and
  • deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.

In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.

 
 
I will go over the entire PR on the next episode along with many of the other stories and any items not covered by the PR.  
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 9:29am EDT
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