Continuing with the whole iOS location-tracking fiasco, the folks over at All Things D have posted a video from last year of Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google Android co-founder and former CEO, Andy Rubin, discussing their thoughts regarding privacy and location tracking on smartphones.

The video footage includes snippets from last years D8 conference and December 2010’s Dive Into Mobile conference. Both Jobs and Rubin assured smartphone owners that privacy was valued on both platforms…

“We take privacy extremely seriously,” said Jobs, who addressed the smartphone location data issue in particular. “A lot of people in [Silicon] Valley think we’re old-fashioned about this.”

Andy Rubin on the other hand, claimed that the basic Android operating system does not send any data back to Google. Although, quite obviously, Google’s own services do record such data since it is considered an “open source” platform.

“I think this is a trust and verify,” Rubin noted.

Watch the full video clip below!

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Feel free to leave your thoughts on the  matter in the comments!

  • MrA

    Who is this kickstar13 fellow?

  • MrA

    Hey kickstar13, to be a successful blogger you need to respond to readers comments like Sebastian, Cody, Jeff and Alex do. Now show yourself!

    • Kickstar13

      How may I help you?

      • MrA

        Are you new here? Welcome to the family!

  • Manuel

    Kickstar has been here for awhile dude. Also, the vid doesn’t work unless it was made only to be seen by comp?

    • Kickstar13

      Yup been here for a while now.

      @Manuel
      The video is not HTML5 compatible, so you will need to view it on a computer.

      • iSoto

        Yes welcome to the fam’ ..one thing tho’ you should have used a iOS friendly video. Some of us(like myself) like to read the blogs in the john you kno’ ..would be awkward taking a laptop in there 😉

      • Kickstar13

        @iSoto
        I tried looking for one, could not find it. Sorry.

    • MrA

      Oh. My bad.

  • William

    IMHO, Andy looks like Steve’s son, lol.

    • Luis

      hell no XD, the steve’s oratory is remarkably powerfull, this other guy just kind of defend its point of view