22 Apr '11, 8am

Iphones and iPads secretly recording and storing users' locations - Yahoo! News

Iphones and iPads secretly recording and storing users' locations - Yahoo! News

Security researchers have found that your iPhone not only knows where you are, but is also recording your location and storing the information — without your consent and likely without your knowledge. The researchers will present their findings today at Where 2.0, a security conference being held in San Francisco. According to researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, as a user moves about their iPhone silently records timestamped latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates and stores them in a hidden file. When an iPhone is then synchronized with a computer, that file is then transferred over to the computer’s hard disk, where it is clandestinely stored. The privacy implications are quite severe. As Warden points out, “Apple has made it possible for almost anybody – a jealous spouse, a private detective – with access to your phone or computer to get detailed information ab...

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