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[5]: why wait?
by galvanash on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 04:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: why wait?"
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Not only sanely, but as secure as possible. You need a rooted device to get to the data. I hope that iOS has some protection against leaking that data.

you need root to get to it on iOS as well... It's the whole backed-up-copy-on-the-computer that everyone is going gaga over. Android doesn't seem to have that particular issue.

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