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[4]: why wait?
by kragil on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: why wait?"
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Android is not one singular thing. It can be open and fairly closed.

If you run a community build rom like Cyanogenmod on your phone you can be more sure that there are no hidden surprises like this.

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RE[5]: why wait?
by galvanash on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 00:55 in reply to "RE[4]: why wait?"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Um... Cyanogenmod uses the same code to do location caching as Android proper... References to cache.cell and cache.wifi are all over the Cyanogenmod git repo. What was your point again?

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RE[6]: why wait?
by kragil on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 01:59 in reply to "RE[5]: why wait?"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

I just wanted to point out that Android can be many things. I wasn't refering to the 50 locations. I don't think that saving such a limited numbers is any problem at all to be honest. At least you can be sure what Cyanogenmod is doing. That is a major bonus.

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