Jobs Says Apple Doesn't Track iPhone Users

Hoping to put to rest a growing controversy over privacy, Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, took the unusual step of personally explaining that while Apple had made mistakes in how it handled location data on its mobile devices, it has not used the iPhone and iPad to keep tabs on the whereabouts of its customers. Mr. Jobs said that Apple will fix the mistakes in a free software update that it will release in the next few weeks.