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Apple denies its iPhone poses a threat to Chinese national security

Apple quickly denied its iPhone poses a security threat in China, and will work to make sure its popular devices are welcome in China (NASDAQ:AAPL)

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jul 14, 2014 8:08 am

Shortly after reports surfaced accusing Apple iPhones of posing a threat to Chinese national security, the U.S. company rebutted charges lobbied by state media. The iPhone location-tracking function is unable to identify the phone owner's activities, and instead is utilized to help speed up applications based on phone owner location.

 

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"Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services," an Apple statement claims. "We have also never allowed access to our servers. Apple does not track users' locations - Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so."

 

China has notoriously made it difficult for western companies to do business in the surging market - pressuring companies into changing features, adhering to sometimes questionable guidelines, and doing little to prevent intellectual property theft. However, companies are determined to cater to Chinese users, with a large number of first-time smartphone owners.

NEWS SOURCESMarketwatch.com, I.huffpost.com

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