Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Apr 2011 21:59 UTC, submitted by Martin
Apple There's a bit of a stink going on - even in major media - about something iOS 4's been doing. Apparently, iOS 4 has been storing a list of locations and timestamps to a hidden, but readable file in a standard database format. The locations are triangulated using cell towers, and generally aren't as accurate as for instance GPS. Still, the file is stored without any form of protection on both your iPhone as well as your desktop.
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RE: Except they do tell you...
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 00:43 UTC in reply to "Except they do tell you..."
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Cop-out, and you know it. Location data from GPS: ask permission on the device. Location data from cell towers: get permission buried deep in a text no one reads, a text of questionable legality in many European countries?

The discrepancy here is clear to anyone who isn't stuck deep up the RDF's ass. Expecting people to know the difference between the two techniques - or even that different techniques exist in the first place - is idiotic.

Edited 2011-04-22 00:49 UTC

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