Investigators use iPhones to track owners’ movements

By Troy Wolverton, Updated: 04/21/2011 10:28:26 PM PDT

That iPhones and other Apple (AAPL) handheld gadgets keep track of their users’ movements may have been news to most users when it was publicly disclosed on Wednesday. But it wasn’t news to investigators who examine cellphones and other electronic devices for clues in criminal and other legal cases. Those investigators — and the software developers who make applications they use in their work — have known since at least last year that the iPhone has a hidden file on it that tracks its movements. Data gleaned from the file has been used in numerous investigations since forensics experts discovered it, those experts say.

Full text of the article via Investigators use iPhones to track owners’ movements – San Jose Mercury News.

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