Volunteer in Spain. Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP) Short-Term Volunteer Projects in Spain Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect.
It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Detailed analysis of iPhone location data. 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. Apple Q&A on gathering and use of location data (Apple Press Release) 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. Petewarden/iPhoneTracker @ GitHub. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) @aallan on Twitter Pete Warden (email@example.com) @petewarden on Twitter This application relies on map tiles from the volunteer-run OpenStreetMap project, so please consider supporting their great work. Download Source.
IPrivacy4IT – Clarinette's blog. Apple, Google Under More Government Privacy Focus. 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. 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. 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. Google Android, Apple iPhone geolocation tracking flap: Disclosure is everything. 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. No, iPhone location tracking isn’t harmless and here’s why.
Just for @ruskin147 - where #iphonetracker has me in the UK for the last few months... - The Sound of Bill. Apple-patent-reveals-extensive-stalking-plans from gawker.com. 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. That this patent exists is likely unrelated to the database stored on phones. Sen. Kirk calls on Congress to investigate smartphone tracking - The Hill's Twitter Room. Apple's iPhones and Google's Androids Send Cellphone Location. Apple Inc. AAPL +8.20% Apple Inc. U.S.: Nasdaq $567.77 +43.02 +8.20% April 24, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 26.87M AFTER HOURS $566.81 -0.96 -0.17% April 24, 2014 7:59 pm Volume (Delayed 15m): 269,143 P/E Ratio 13.49 Market Cap $468.37 Billion Dividend Yield 2.32% Rev. per Employee $2,187,330 04/24/14 Tech Companies Agree to Settle... 04/24/14 Apple to Dow Seen More Possibl... 04/24/14 Netflix Reaches Set-Top Box De... More quote details and news » AAPL in.
US senator questions Apple for using phone-tracking software - The Economic Times. 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. iPhone revealed to track, log users' locations. You may not know where you’re going in life, but you always know where you’ve been—and so does your iPhone. According to a story in The Guardian on Wednesday, the iPhone (and the 3G-enabled iPad) keeps a running log of its location and copies that information to your home computer whenever you connect to it. As such, the information—complete with latitude, longitude, and timestamps—can be easily reconstructed to show a person’s movements. Larry Magid: The Scary Implications of the iPhone Tracking Everywhere You Go (Video) Last Thursday I took the 4:00 PM Megabus from Boston to New York.
I knew where I was going as did a few of my friends. AT&T has a record of the cell towers I accessed along the way, but they're not allowed to disclose that information without a court order. However, thanks to a tracking file stored on my iPhone and a recently released piece of software, anyone with access to my phone or my computer can find out exactly where I've been.
Tracking software was able to follow me from Boston to New York. The software can zoom in for far more detail. My Life According to the iPhone's Secret Tracking Log - Alexis Madrigal - Technology. ACLU of Northern California : Your iPhone Knows Where You Were Last Night. Who Else Knows? Votre iPhone enregistre vos déplacements à votre insu ! Posté par francky le 20 avr, 2011 dans iPhone-iPod, Mobilité, Slider | 0 avis. Cool or Creepy? Your iPhone and iPad Are Keeping Track of Everywhere You Go, And You Can See It - Kashmir Hill - The Not-So Private Parts. iPhone secretly tracks user location, say researchers. News April 20, 2011 01:47 PM ET Computerworld - A pair of researchers have found that Apple iPhones and iPads track users' locations and store the data in an unencrypted file on the devices and on owners' computers. The data, which appears to have been collected starting with iOS 4, which Apple released last summer, is in a SQLite file on iPhones and iPads with 3G capability, said Pete Warden, the founder of Data Science Toolkit and a former Apple employee, and Alasdair Allan, a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter.
The same file, named "consolidated.db," is also stored in the iOS backups made by iTunes on the Mac or Windows PC used to synchronize the iPhone or iPad. Secret iPhone Feature Tracks Owners' Whereabouts. Cellphones Track Your Every Move, and You May Not Even Know. iPhone Tracker application (plus a 32 bit version) If you haven’t heard yet, your iPhone creates a record of all the places you go, and the information is stored in a database on your computer whenever you sync with iTunes.