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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Remember their 1984 ad? lol
by bazmail on Sun 24th Apr 2011 15:19 UTC
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...But it's Not Sent to Apple

Thats like saying "some guys just took your wife, but don't worry, they're not fucking her". Pheww thank god for that, now I wonder whats on TV....

Why is this functionality present in the phone? Undoubtedly Apples excuse will be that its a "bug". This will keep the tech-ignorant main stream media happy like when Google used that excuse when caught stealing peoples private wifi information.

But are the tech watching sites going to give apple a free ride on this? No doubt the shills are being mobilized and briefed by Apple PR to start the disinformation campaign. The usual excuse-making cheer-leading whores who sold out years ago: mossberg, ihnatko, pogue etc.

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