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: times change...
by Morgan on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 10:14 UTC in reply to "times change..."
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Wow, what a blow to the 4th Amendment! Thank you for posting that. It seems the "gray area" I referenced earlier is becoming much broader in scope.

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by jptros on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 12:22 in reply to "RE: times change..."
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2005-08-26

The Michigan State Police have also been accused of using devices at roadside checkpoints to download people's cell phone data:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/michigan-police-cellphone-data-ext...

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