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iPhone tracking

Filed under: Security — Tags: , , , , — zundel @ am

iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go

Security researchers have discovered that Apple’s iPhone 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.

Only the iPhone records the user’s location in this way, say Warden and Alasdair Allan, the data scientists who discovered the file […]. “Alasdair has looked for similar tracking code in [Google’s] Android phones and couldn’t find any,” said Warden. “We haven’t come across any instances of other phone manufacturers doing this.”

iPhone Tracker

Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

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3 Comments »

  1. That’s CREEPY & WRONG!

    Comment by chrissy — Thursday 110 @ am

  2. How police have obtained iPhone, iPad tracking logs

    Comment by zundel — Saturday 112 @ am


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