Apple got in some pretty hot water recently when it was revealed that the iPhone automatically records and stores information about its owner's movements even if you turn off location tracking (ordinarily used to help tell your location-sensitive apps where you are). The company addressed the issue in a rare public statement, and today a software update has been made available to fix the problem.

iOS 4.3.3 will no longer keep any of your location data if you turn off Location Services in settings, and the data it keeps if you leave it on will now be encrypted and stored for shorter periods of time.

You can get the update now via iTunes.