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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted April 20, 2011 12:43      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If this very disturbing story is true, it may be time to wrap your iPhone in your tinfoil hat.

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From TFA:
Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go - and saves every detail to a secret file on the device which is copied to the owner's computer when synchronised.
The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone's recorded coordinates along with a timestamp, meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner's movements using a simple program.



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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 20, 2011 21:38      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ TFD, Time for for every one to use the El-Cheapo Trax fones.

http://www.freep.com/article/20110421/NEWS06/104210478/ACLU-scrutinizes-State-Police-over-device-grabs-cell-phone-data?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/iphone-tracks/

____ One of my concerns is the posts that teenagers send one another, Bubble gummers say things to each other that make this old sailor blush, Do you want some cop looking at what your grand kid texted?

____ The two links from yesterday.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/136513/20110420/michigan-police-aclu-data-extraction-cellebrite.htm

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20055431-1.html


P.S. to all of the above, I just checked my E-mail contained in the E-mail was a news letter from Newsalertusa.com

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I have never been to their site before and all of the news stories are ones I had read off of the web. Sort of makes the Amish seem right.

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted April 21, 2011 13:00      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
If this very disturbing story is true, it may be time to wrap your iPhone in your tinfoil hat.

quote:
From TFA:
Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go - and saves every detail to a secret file on the device which is copied to the owner's computer when synchronised.
The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone's recorded coordinates along with a timestamp, meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner's movements using a simple program.


Not just iPhones, so perhaps give up talking to other people?

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maximile

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Icon 1 posted April 21, 2011 13:54      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You can use an application to show the data on a map. It looks pretty cool. Here's mine:

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Here's the app (Mac only but open source): http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/

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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted April 21, 2011 16:04      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here's mine... very cool to see it visualized. This isn't very accurate though, I've been to Tofino on the west coast quite a few times.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 22, 2011 02:36      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Me wonders if those really cheap phones at the dollar store record all the towers or only the last one?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20056344-281.html

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted April 22, 2011 12:47      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
More info about Apple's tracking and some vague explanation for why.

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