Apple Says Consumers Demand Location Data

Apple defended how it gathers and uses customer-location data in a letter to a U.S. House lawmaker as it prepares to testify at a Senate hearing on mobile privacy. "Consumers are increasingly demanding accurate location information from their handheld devices," including directions to the nearest coffee shop or gas station, Bruce Sewell, Apple's general counsel wrote in a letter to Representative Mary Bono Mack, a California Republican.