Thursday, April 21, 2011

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.

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.'


1 comment:

  1. Yes, I was reading about that.

    Massive invasion of privacy if ANY phone keeps that much information about a person's whereabouts.

    Talk about your phone spying on you....Maybe that's why it's called the iPhone (eye), keeping watch on your every move allowing stalkers to find you easily.....Can't say I'm shocked about that, since we seem to be living in the age of the stalker and nosey parker.


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