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IPhone, Google Android Phones Transmit Location Data, WSJ Says

Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Google Inc.’s Android smartphones transmit location data from the handsets back to the companies, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing documents seen by the newspaper.

Apple "intermittently" collects information about iPhone users’ whereabouts, transmitting the data back to itself every 12 hours, the Journal reported, citing a letter it said the company sent to U.S. lawmakers last year.