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Detailed analysis of iPhone location data | The well-prepared mind After reading Pete Warden’s iPhone Tracker FAQ and the article by Alex Levinson, I wanted to extract the precise location information from the consolidated.db file from my iPhone backups to see exactly how accurate the location data were, as well as to learn how frequently the location was being sampled and saved. Unfortunately, I had a rather busy week and wasn’t able to get around to it right away. Apple officially responded on Wednesday.
My iPhoneTracker Maps - a set on Flickr
Of course we couldn’t have Apple news without Gruber bashing. "The big question, of course, is why Apple is storing this information. I don’t have a definitive answer, but the best at least somewhat-informed theory I’ve heard is that consolidated.db acts as a cache for location data, and that historical data should be getting culled but isn’t, either due to a bug or, more likely, an oversight. I.e. someone wrote the code to cache location data but never wrote code to cull non-recent entries from the cache, so that a database that’s meant to serve as a cache of your recent location data is instead a persistent log of your location history. I’d wager this gets fixed in the next iOS update.” Hacker News | Apple Q&A on gathering and use of location data (Apple Press Release)
This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn't record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. Download the application Read the FAQ Authors Alasdair Allan (email@example.com) @aallan on Twitter Pete Warden (firstname.lastname@example.org) @petewarden on Twitter petewarden/iPhoneTracker @ GitHub
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The Electronic Commerce Directive (00/31/EC), in the footsteps of the 2000 Lisbon European Council, aim was set to ensure the free movement of “Information Society Services” throughout the European Community. To encourage greater use of E-commerce by breaking down barriers across Europe and to boost consumer confidence and trust by clarifying the rights and obligations of businesses and consumers. To develop secure transactions inside the Internal Market to be able to compete with the rest of the world – by creating the European Regulatory Framework similar to the US DCMA. the Directive came after a German case in which a managing director of an ISP was sentenced to prison for pornography unknowingly held on its servers. Although the decision was reversed on appeal, it drew attention to the need for clear guidelines on the liability of ISPs, especially when they do not have knowledge of the infringing material IPrivacy4IT – Clarinette's blog
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What's Good About iPhone's Location Tracking - Darkreading The iPhone tracking disclosure this week showcases an unfortunate tendency for device manufacturers to focus excessively on their needs and forget those of their users Over the past week there has been a lot of time spent by seemingly outraged people finding that the iPhone tracks and records the user's location. The problem, as I see it, is that the file isn’t secure -- not that Apple was misusing the information, but there has yet been no identification of anyone misusing that information yet. Granted, now that folks know it is there, that will likely change. I think the real problem with this capability whether it is found in an Apple or Android device (Android phones have this capability built in as well, and you can generally turn it off) is that it isn’t overt and used for our benefit. If it were, then it not only could be better protected but we might find the rewards greater than the risks.
Apple, Google summoned to Senate hearing on mobile device privacy Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has called upon Apple and Google to participate in a hearing with the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in order to discuss consumer privacy. The hearing will take place on May 10 at 10am EDT in Washington, where witnesses from the US Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Center for Democracy and Technology, and others will talk about what the latest mobile technology means for privacy and the law. “Recent advances in mobile technology have allowed Americans to stay connected like never before and put an astonishing number of resources at our fingertips,” Franken said in a statement. “But the same technology that has given us smartphones, tablets, and cell phones has also allowed these devices to gather extremely sensitive information about users, including detailed records of their daily movements and location.
ORG Zine | Applesauce Wendy M Grossman looks at the iPhone tracking 'scandal' and argues that it is just a symptom of a wider problem! Image: CC-AT-SA Flickr: bojo (Bobbie Johnson) Modern life is full of so many moments when you see an apparently perfectly normal person doing something that not so long ago was the clear sign of a crazy person. They're walking down the street talking to themselves? They're *on the phone*.
Steve Jobs On Location Data: "We Don't Track Anyone" Steve Jobs has fired off one of his characteristically terse emails in response to the furor around Apple keeping location data on iPhone users. Jobs supposedly told a MacRumors reader, "We don't track anyone. The info circulating around is false." It sure is vague, so it's hard to know what he's actually talking about here. The information we've seen circulating is that Apple is holding onto your location data for longer than it should.
Google Android, Apple iPhone geolocation tracking flap: Disclosure is everything Yes, Apple and Google are recording your geolocation data. So what comes next? Ohmygod. Ohmygod.
Sen. Kirk calls on Congress to investigate smartphone tracking - The Hill's Twitter Room
Apple & Google Location Tracking: A Breakdown of the Geolocation Crisis With mounting concerns regarding the privacy of mobile data, two researchers from the United Kingdom stumbled upon a potentially-scary cache of coordinates in the backup archives of their iOS devices earlier this week. Shortly thereafter, many began to look for a similar data collection system in Google’s Android operating system, which was also evident in backup archives. In the few days that have passed between these discoveries and now, misinformation and accusations have dominated the blogosphere, muddling whatever useless information there is regarding the collection of geolocation information. After taking a step back and observing the situation, let’s dive in and distinguish fact from fiction.
No, iPhone location tracking isn’t harmless and here’s why
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Just for @ruskin147 - where #iphonetracker has me in the UK for the last few months... - The Sound of Bill
Regarding this article: Gizmodo's sensationalism must be working, because I'm commenting. Let's stop and think for a moment. Apple files a ton of patents, many of which never ACTUALLY become real products or features. Anyone assuming that this is related to the tracking data is falling prey to the confirmation trap. apple-patent-reveals-extensive-stalking-plans from gawker.com
Sen. Kirk calls on Congress to investigate smartphone tracking - The Hill's Twitter Room
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PTI Apr 22, 2011, 11.29am IST WASHINGTON: Concerned over latest research findings that i-Phone and i-Pads have been recording the device's location history, a top American Senator on Thursday shot off a letter to the Apple CEO Steve Jobs, demanding an explanation as to why his company was doing so. "The existence of this information -- stored in an unencrypted format -- raises serious privacy concerns," Senator Al Franken wrote in his letter to Jobs. "Anyone who gains access to this single file could likely determine the location of the user's home, the businesses he frequents, the doctors he visits, the schools his children attend, and the trips he has taken -- over the past months, or even a year," Franken said. US senator questions Apple for using phone-tracking software - The Economic Times
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