Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How Apple tracks your location without consent, and why it matters

Source: Ars Technica

Two security researchers have discovered a simple way to map out where you've been almost anywhere in the world—without any hacking involved. The information comes from a location cache file found within your iPhone's backups on your Mac or PC, bringing out serious privacy concerns and opening the door for a jealous spouse, thief, or even a crafty trojan to take a detailed look at your whereabouts. And it's information that no one should have access to—not even law enforcement, barring a court order.

This is a Suspicious News Brief. Read more at Ars Technica.

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