The policy explains how to disable location-based services, but security reporter Brian Krebs found that some system services for the iPhone 11 Pro – and possibly other iPhone 11 models – are not disabled by users, Without detracting from the location services, Krebs said his discovery suggests that a privacy gap exists in either the new iPhone Pro or iOS 13.x or both.
Apple has taken known measures to protect its privacy For example, in 2016, the FBI refused to change its software to access an iPhone 5C related to the San Bernardino terrorist attack, arguing that the change was a backdoor In the past year, features for the Safari browser were introduced, with which the tracking T ools can be disabled with which Facebook and Twitter can monitor users' browsing habits.
According to Krebs, the mobile sent a video to Apple in November to search for location information for apps, and system services were set to "never" request location information, but the main site data service was still active.
"We do not see any real security implications," wrote an Apple engineer in response to KrebsOnSecurity. "The Location Services icon is expected to appear in the status bar when location services are enabled, and the icon is displayed for system services that do not have a switch in their preferences."
Apple has not responded to a request for comment immediately.