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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Neat feature
by Innominandum on Sun 24th Apr 2011 16:31 UTC
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2005-11-18

I think this is a neat 'hidden' feature. I loaded the WiFi data from my iPod Touch and it says I've been in Munich and Hong Kong. The WiFi data is so wildly inaccurate it could never be used for legal purposes.

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