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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

IPhone Tracks Everywhere You Go

This got lots of attention today, in the Washington Post and in The Guardian.  A file full of unencrypted GPS coordinates in your IPhone or IPad, ready to be picked.  Technical details discussed here.  A field day for attorneys, a lawyer friend of mine suggests,  Clear privacy violation, and I have to think that this will be corrected in the next version of the OS. Apparently Apple folks are not THAT smart.

Update:  GigaOm reports that police are already using the data.
Update:  More detail: Apple is not tracking your exact locations, not even the cell towers you used.  So the information is not quite as private as was thought.

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