iPhone revealed to track, log users' locations
Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:30 AM
And what's with all this hoo ha about "privacy"? If you're out and about with your phone, guess what. You can be seen. You can be photographed. Your credit card transactions get recorded. Surveillance cameras record you. That's not private. That's public.
So the phone records your positions. I'd like to learn what the purpose for that is. But it's probably no big deal.
Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:35 AM
(If only I hadn't dropped my iPhone in a bucket a few months ago; the data would have been really interesting otherwise.)
Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:37 AM
If you are using Filevault and a cryptic password and are diligent about keeping your computer secured this should be a non-issue. I bet there is far more damning material on most people's HDs.
Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:39 AM
Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:51 AM
At the bare minimum Apple, Inc. should have told users that this file existed and allowed users to turn off data logging if they so choose.
Over to Steve...