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Hidden app tracks iPhone users

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Hidden app tracks iPhone users

iPhone tracks users' movements
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Location data is kept in a hidden, unencrypted file according to security experts Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden.

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Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at security firm Sophos, told BBC News that it was unlikely Apple planned to use the information for commercial purposes.

What other reason could they be collecting the data for?
Personally, I'm not a fan of the iPhone and wouldn't buy one.

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Re: Hidden app tracks iPhone users

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Total iPhones Sold Worldwide March 2011: 100 million

That is a large amount of data
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Re: Hidden app tracks iPhone users

already posted under phone section http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,95318.0.html complete with the app to view your own file
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Thanks pierre.
Not having home phone I never read that forum.
Perhaps this thread can be locked in favour of the other?

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Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at security firm Sophos, told BBC News that it was unlikely Apple planned to use the information for commercial purposes.

What other reason could they be collecting the data for?
Developers (i.e. the developers of the iOS on iPhones etc) are want to record and log things if they can, especially if its nice data that maybe useful, they tend not to consider security risks associated with recording the data, it's a different mind set (i.e. different mind sets between those that see data as harmless interesting and useful, to those that see data as security risk, and a threat to privacy).
And guess both mind sets are right, there are already some interesting apps that use the data, and I'm sure to Police and others wanting to know where you've been and when the data is of interest too, you may of course have no wish for them to know.