Is there any truth to this?
Apparently there is. It's up to you if you have concerns. Personally I don't, although I would like to see my data. Unfortunately, I don't use a Mac, so I can't run their software to easily plot the recorded locations.
I replied to a similar post with my two cents... so thought I'd copy and paste it here.
" We also collect non-personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
- We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and the time zone where an Apple product is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
- If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined."
What do they use it for? Besides the above... probably nothing. I don't see why people are so freaked out when there are a million other ways to track your movements