Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

O'Reilly Media writes:

All iPhones appear to log your location to a file called "consolidated.db." This contains latitude-longitude coordinates along with a timestamp. The coordinates aren't always exact, but they are pretty detailed. There can be tens of thousands of data points in this file, and it appears the collection started with iOS 4, so there's typically around a year's worth of information at this point.

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thinking2590d ago

how is this news? thought everyone knew these devices could be tracked, they got the location features.

Speed-Racer2590d ago

People are making a big deal over nothing. I've read that it was known info but just not known on a wide scale, hence the media agencies are blowing up on it now.

thinking2590d ago

they are making a big deal over nothing.

mushroomwig2590d ago

Well I don't have anything to hide.

Fallouts2589d ago

same here.. if they waqnt to follow my not so exciting life, have at it... its not my time being wasted.

Zeevious2589d ago (Edited 2589d ago )

Well, how else am I supposed to keep track of everyone for my Ho'Phone/Eastcoast edition YouXXXTube channel?

I could never remember all my B _ _ _ _ Calls without it!

Seriously. It sounds like an easy thing to securely erase or edit if you're really concerned, and EVERY phone tracks! Ask any digital forensics expert. You don't even need GPS, and it really doesn't take more power as the signal is triangulated from cell phone towers...a function your phone already uses to maintain it's cell connection.

This is the very basis for "cell" technology...moving from one cell to the next and more importantly, automatically detecting based on signal strength, when you should.

The database likely used is called "Skyhook" and it's available for use by developers for Android or Apple's iOS,


outwar60102589d ago

i dont like it on the bases that retrieving my position time stamping uses extra juice