Apple iPhone tracks your moves

Posted on Thursday, Apr 21 2011 @ 22:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CBS News reports lawmakers are suspicious about a newly discovered "feature" in Apple's iPhone that tracks its location and stores it on the device, without permission of the device owner.
In the wake of a recent discovery regarding data collection on iPhones, some Democratic lawmakers are questioning whether Apple has failed to protect its customers' privacy, and whether the company has possibly broken the law.

Researchers announced Wednesday that they found what look like secret files on the iPhone that track user location and store it on the device, without the permission of the device owner. It's unclear what the data is used for and why Apple has been collecting it in iOS products that carry a 3G antenna for nearly a year now.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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