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iPhone Keeps Record of Everywhere You Go

Posted By admin On April 20, 2011 @ 7:38 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Charles Arthur
London Guardian [1]
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Security researchers have discovered that Apple [2]‘s iPhone [3] keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner’s computer when the two are synchronised.

The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone’s recorded coordinates along with a timestamp, meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner’s movements using a simple program.

For some phones, there could be almost a year’s worth of data stored, as the recording of data seems to have started with Apple’s iOS 4 update to the phone’s operating system, released in June 2010.

“Apple has made it possible for almost anybody – a jealous spouse, a private detective – with access to your phone or computer to get detailed information about where you’ve been,” said Pete Warden, one of the researchers.

Full story here. [1]

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/20/iphone-tracking-prompts-privacy-fears

[2] Apple: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/apple

[3] iPhone: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/iphone

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[7] Apple’s new iPhone ‘has fingerprint sensor’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/apples-new-iphone-has-fingerprint-sensor.html

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