iPhone Tracks Your Location History!
Your iPhone Secretly Tracks and Reports Where You Go! (Christina Warren @ Mashable.Com)
Two security researchers have discovered that Apple’s iPhone keeps track of a user’s location and saves that information to a file that is stored both on the device and on a user’s computer when they sync or back it up in iTunes. The researchers, Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, discovered the hidden file while collaborating on a potential data visualization project. “At first we weren’t sure how much data was there, but after we dug further and visualised the extracted data, it became clear that there was a scary amount of detail on our movements,” Warden told The London Guardian. (Get The Rest of The Story, HERE and, … ‘Google It’ Too!)
* iPhones and Android Phones, Building Vast Databases For Google and Apple – WHY?! Apple and Google are using ‘smartphones’ running their software, to build gigantic databases for location-based services, according to new research following the Guardian’s revelations that iPhones and devices running Android, collect location data about owners’ movements. iPhones and Android smartphones swap data, which does not contain information directly identifying the user or the phone, back and forth with their respective companies, if the user agrees to use “location services.” The news has led some European governments to announce investigations into whether Apple is breaking privacy laws.