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(LEAD) Apple makes first payout in S. Korea over user location tracking
CHANGWON, South Korea, July 14 (Yonhap) -- The local unit of Apple Inc. paid its first ever compensation in South Korea to an iPhone user over a controversial function that tracks users' locations, a regional court said on Thursday.

In late June, Apple Korea paid 1 million won (US$946.5) in compensation to Kim Hyung-suk, a 36-year-old attorney and iPhone user. Kim asked the Changwon District Court to order the global tech giant to pay the sum as compensation for violating his privacy through the hit smartphone's movement-tracking function, according to the court.





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