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Apple iPhone secretly records owners’ every move

by coldwarrior ( 9 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines at April 20th, 2011 - 7:57 pm

from our friends in australia:

 

Security researchers have discovered that Apple’s iPhone keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail to a secret file on the device which is copied to the owner’s computer when synchronised…

…However, Apple can legitimately claim that it has permission to collect the data. Near the end of the 15,200-word terms and conditions for its iTunes program is an 86-word paragraph that says: “Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used … to improve location-based products and services.

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9 Responses to “Apple iPhone secretly records owners’ every move”
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  1. huckfunn
    1 | April 20, 2011 8:27 pm

    I’m leery of much of the new tech. Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, etc… I don’t own any of ‘em. I have a Dphone, as in dumb. It doesn’t know where I am and much of the time I don’t know where it is.


  2. 2 | April 20, 2011 8:32 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Me too. Thank God I’m technoresistant. I don’t need or want gadgets.


  3. Macker
    3 | April 21, 2011 12:40 am

    I may want to get a new computer real soon (iMac or…if I’m really adventurous, the new Commie 64 which runs ubuntu Linux), and that’s about it.


  4. Da_Beerfreak
    4 | April 21, 2011 5:07 am

    Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

    Who needs the Fourth Amendment anyways…


  5. The Osprey
    5 | April 21, 2011 10:43 am

    Wouldn’t going into settings on your iPhone and turning off the “location” option disable this?


  6. buzzsawmonkey
    6 | April 21, 2011 6:05 pm

    As I’ve said before, we are being conned into buying 1984 with our own money.


  7. Da_Beerfreak
    7 | April 21, 2011 7:47 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    Wouldn’t going into settings on your iPhone and turning off the “location” option disable this?

    Whether or not this “feature” can be disable is the current center of this debate. This log file is of no benefit to the owner of the iphone and Folks want to know why Apple put it there…


  8. 8 | April 22, 2011 12:01 am

    [...] in a worrisome article on Blogmocracy about a significant threat to our electronic privacy, namely Apple iPhone secretly records owners’ every move. It followed another article, Exiting Detroit, about the endless and evidently reversible decline [...]


  9. 9 | April 22, 2011 4:42 am

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

    Who needs the Fourth Amendment anyways…

    I’ve taken your link and resubmitted it as a thread, with credit to you. Thanks!


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