South Korea is officially on Apple's ass, looking for an answer about the company's hidden tracking scandal. But they're not alone: France, Germany, and Italy are also beginning privacy investigations. With Apple remaining silent, this may be our best shot.

Germany's presence in the international investigatory headlock could be most promising of all—the country's data privacy laws are among the world's most stringent, the result of a post-Gestapo, post-Stasi mindset that doesn't take kindly to personal tracking. [Bloomberg]