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Apple Sued Over Location Tracking Software

Apple is in fresh legal trouble as two men recently sued the company over its alleged practice of tracking the location of its iPhones and iPads.

It was recently discovered that Apple and Google are keeping back doors in their smartphone and tablet devices for tracking their locations and building a massive database that experts believe could be used to reconstruct people's movements for as much as a year.

Google has tried to come clean by issuing a statement saying that although they do collect data for certain reasons, users have nothing to worry about as the company keeps its customers personal data secure. Apple, on the other hand, has refrained from issuing any clarification on the issue.

According to reports, the two plaintiffs have asked a federal judge to issue an order to Apple Inc., asking them to stop storing the tracking information and to disable any such features in the upcoming generations of the company’s trademark iOS mobile operating software. They also reportedly asked for compensation.

The lawsuit stated: "It is unconscionable to allow Apple to continue unlawfully and without proper consent tracking Plaintiffs and proposed Class members," reports ComputerWorld.

Critics say that the practice is not only a violation of users privacy, but that such extensive information can easily be used against people if the database were ever compromised.