Why Apple Tracker-Gate Is the Future of Journalism
Nancy Scola, TechPresident, April 22, 2011 – 11:27am
There have been some grumbling in tech circles ever since Apple tracker-gate broken that this was the worst kept secret the developer world. Everybody knew iOS devices were tracking your movements to and fro. But somehow Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, a pair of programmers, put up on a post on O’Reilly Radar and now, suddenly, we have Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Ed Markey writing angry letters to Steve Jobs. But let me suggest that there’s an interesting wrinkle to what has gone down with Apple tracker-grate that has implications for everything from open source to open government to open data to the the political applications of mapping to, yes, the future of journalism.
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- Track your own iPhone (tech.fortune.cnn.com)
- Cool or Creepy? Your iPhone and iPad Are Keeping Track of Everywhere You Go, And You Can See It (blogs.forbes.com)
- Researchers: iPhones and iPads track your movements (news.consumerreports.org)