Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cell phone tracking locally stored logs

It’s reasonable to be concerned about the abundance of data stored on your smartphone. Beyond the information that users intentionally record, such as text messages, photos and notes–it was made known recently that Apple iPhones were keeping locally stored logs of individuals’ whereabouts, in the form of a comprehensive list of every cell tower the device connected to. This data could be mined by anyone with access to a user’s phone or personal computer, including law enforcement.

Apple quickly put out press announcements apologizing and updated the iPhone software to eliminate long-term location logging.

More to come on this I'm sure.

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