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Apple Pays South Korean Man 1 Million Won

Apple came under heavy fire in April when it was exposed that iOS 4 had been tracking and storing the location of its users, be it through GPS data or Wi-Fi.

Apple said that it was a software bug that kept the data stored – and backed up – on iTunes in an unencrypted file. Even though Apple eventually released new version of iOS that did away with the storage of location data, privacy groups were already furious.

A South Korean man has just won a court order against Apple over the company's tracking activities from the iPhone. Reuters reports that, in May, Apple Korea was ordered by the court to pay 1 million won ($946) in compensation to Kim Hyung-suk, a lawyer himself.

Kim's law firm, Mirae Law, said that it preparing a class action lawsuit against Apple for the unauthorized data collection. Korean Apple users can check the website for that site here.