So actually, Apple isn’t recording your (accurate) iPhone location
by Peter Batty, GeoThought, April 23, 2011
So over the past couple of days there has been mass hysteria, questions in Congress, etc, over the fact that Apple is apparently recording all the locations you’ve been to with your iPhone without telling you, and storing it without encryption. The news was broken by my friend Pete Warden at Where 2.0 last week and has escalated rapidly since then. As someone who publishes their location anyway (you can see where I am right now by checking the right hand panel on my blog) I was less concerned about this than many, though I agree that Apple should make it clear that they are recording this information and give you the option to turn it off, plus it should be stored more securely.
- “3G iPads and iPhones track your location…” and related posts (techenclave.com)
- The scoop: Apple’s iPhone is NOT storing your accurate location, and NOT storing history (geothought.blogspot.com)
- Additional iPhone tracking research (radar.oreilly.com)