20 Apr '11, 8pm

AFP: OS in iPhone, iPad constantly recording location of the devices and timestamp, then storing info in hidden file

On Thursday 21 April 2011, 3:11 SGT A pair of British security researchers said Wednesday that the latest version of Apple's operating system for the iPhone and the iPad is constantly recording the location of the devices and storing the information in a hidden file. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden said the position-logging feature is contained in iOS 4, the operating system for the Apple devices which was released in June of last year. "Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps," they said in an article posted at the website radar.oreilly.com. "We're not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it's clearly intentional," the researchers said, adding that it raises a number of "security and privacy implications." "By passively logging your location without your permission, Apple have made it possible for anyone from a ...

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