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  • Apple iPhone owners, their location and Privacy

    I read an article at NPR that states:

    Researchers at the University of Exeter discovered that iPhones using the latest operating system keeps detailed records of where you've been.
    Here is the complete article. Kind of scary stuff.

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    It's been happening for a while. I really think it's no big deal since the data can used to find dead spots for calls.

    Keep in mind that phone companies have always recoded what cell you are connected to and where it moves to. In reality its no big deal as long as you don't give access to your computer to someone you don't trust. At that point where you have been is the least of your troubles.

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      Re: Apple iPhone owners, their location and Privacy

      It's all over the news now. That's kinda jacked up it can't be turned off without jailbreaking and using an unauthorized app. Do we expect anything less from Apple, though? For some reason this doesn't shock me. Still not cool, though.
      "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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        Re: Apple iPhone owners, their location and Privacy

        For those interested, here is an app that allows you to map the info that your iPhone or internet connected iPad collects. There is also a FAQ.

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          Re: Apple iPhone owners, their location and Privacy

          According to this article on Fox News' website, Google's Android phones do the same thing.

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            Yes, mindkill, they do. However, on android, you get a huge full screen notification about it and the option to opt out the very first time you boot up the phone (you can also disable it from the settings menu at any time). With the iphone, its subversive and you cant disable it without jailbreaking, as pointed out.

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              Re: Apple iPhone owners, their location and Privacy

              To opt out of interest-based ads on a device running iOS 4, go to http://oo.apple.com

              If you have more than one device with iOS 4, you must opt out from each one individually.

              If you need additional support, visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4228


              No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
              George S. Patton

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                Re: Apple iPhone owners, their location and Privacy

                Wow, it can actually show me going in and out of Bills Bar and Grill!

                Not that big deal to me.

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