Privacy concern: Your Apple tracks your location without your permission

Three stories from the news:

Apple tracks your location in iOS 4 without your permission

Researchers Pete Warden and Alasdiar Allan have found out that the iPhone and iPads 3G regularly record your location in a hidden file called consolidated.db.From the moment you switched to iOS 4,your device has been storing a long list of coordinates(latitude – longitude) and timestamps…

The presence of this data on your iPhone, iPad and your backups has serious privacy implications…

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

…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…

from CBS News Politics section:
Lawmakers ask Steve Jobs to explain iPhone tracking

…Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, sent a letter today to Apple CEO Steve Jobs in response to the finding…

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) are also for answers from Apple…

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