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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It's easy
by Dr-ROX on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 06:21 UTC
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Now if the police of other security institution wants to check your alibi, they will simply ask for your iPhone.

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RE: It's easy
by Lennie on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 08:37 in reply to "It's easy"
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2007-09-22

No they ask your network provider with a court order. And they get your location data based on the cell tower triangulation every 5 minutes for your phone.

Ofcourse if you life in California (I think it was California, the video says which state), they don't need a courtorder. They just take your smartphone and investigate it. They have a law for that.

But location based information is one thing, how about all the data the apps have on your and where do they store/transmit this information ?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diAMOkGr1JY

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