Cynthia O'Flaherty has filed a class action complaint against Apple and is seeking the court in Illinois to grant it class action status. The case rests on the plaintiff's view of Apple's patent 20110051665 titled "Location Histories for Location Aware Devices." The complaint uses incendiary wording and/or phrasing such as "Apple collected the private location information covertly, surreptitiously and in violation of law, "or "secretly-gathered private information" and even "stalking." This is not the first lawsuit against Apple on this front and it's likely not to be the last. In fact, there have been recent cases filed against Apple in Florida and Alabama. While our report presents the O'Flaherty case in depth, we also try to balance it with a look into the issue in general. Is Apple really the bogeyman or has conspiratorial hysteria been overblown? Are we the ignorant public or has the industry, Apple included, been too slow at providing us with real answers or solutions? At the end of the day, it's not a black and white issue and it's important for everyone to join in the conversation so that the public and the industry can try to find a middle ground between progress and privacy.