21 Apr '11, 12am

Apple's iOS 4 software for the iPhone & iPad has been tracking users' movements and storing them, 2 researchers said

Apple's iOS 4 software for the iPhone & iPad has been tracking users' movements and storing them, 2 researchers said

The latest version of Apple's iOS software has been recording the movements of the devices and storing them in a hidden file, two British researchers said. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - A PAIR of British security researchers said on 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. Mr Alasdair Allan and Mr 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 ...

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