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.