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Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

iPhones track their users, say researchers

Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have told the Where 2.0 conference in San Francisco that Apple’s iPhone monitors and records its location as it’s used. It appears that the phone’s latitude and longitude, along with the time, are stored in a file that can be synchronised with the user’s computer.

The location recording feature seems to have been introduced when the Apple iOS operating system was updated in June 2010.

[More details: guardian.co.uk; radar.oreilly.com]

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Mark

4/21/2011 8:38 AM

Alex Levinson has pointed out that he published information about this feature last year: t.co/OMxlcDB

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