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devnull 04-22-2011 09:03 AM

Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking
 
Wasn't sure where to put this, but thought it was interesting.

Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking - Yahoo! News

TBOLTRAM 04-23-2011 10:30 AM

Re: Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking
 
All recent phones have tracking via their built in GPS. Try and buy a phone without it. Try finding a way of turning it off. All landline switches have government required phone bug functions. This started way before 911.

This is courtesy of those who actually run the government.

wabbit 04-23-2011 10:53 AM

Re: Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking
 
pretty sure android can be turned off... when i first boot a clean rom, i get a check box to check to allow google to collect stuff. i just uncheck it. i tried to pull from my droid the gps locations and it has none....

TBOLTRAM 04-24-2011 11:50 AM

Re: Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking
 
wabbit, i seriously doubt you can turn off the government mandated gps tracking on any modern phone. Generally the "off" position only prevents you from getting access.

wabbit 04-24-2011 03:51 PM

Re: Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking
 
heres more info on google

Google: Android location tracking is opt-in | BGR

and some on apple. which only apple discolses this info in the eula

Apple: We 'must have' comprehensive user location data on you - International Business Times

so you can opt into one of the two.

daphne 04-26-2011 02:56 AM

Re: Apple slammed over iPhone, iPad location tracking
 
Interesting article here:
What Does Your Phone Know About You? More Than You Think - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic

Quote:

I plugged my phone into my computer and opened an application called Lantern, a forensics program for investigating iPhones and iPads. Ten minutes later, I'm staring at everything my iPhone knows about me. About 14,000 text messages, 1,350 words in my personal dictionary, 1,450 Facebook contacts, tens of thousands of locations pings, every website I've ever visited, what locations I've mapped, my emails going back a month, my photos with geolocation data attached and how many times I checked my email on March 24 or any day for that matter. Want to reconstruct a night? Lantern has a time line that combines all my communications and photos in one neat interface. While most of it is invisible during normal operations, there is a record of every single thing I've done with this phone, which also happens to form a pretty good record of my life.


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