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iPhone Secretly Tracks and Reports Where You Go

Posted By kurtnimmo On April 20, 2011 @ 2:52 pm In Old Infowars Posts Style,Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled

Christina Warren
Mashable
April 20, 2011

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 Guardian.

You can watch Allan and Warden’s discussion about the data and how it can be surfaced in this video:


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