iPhones, iPads have been tracking their users' movements and storing t

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  1. Tempbot
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    iPhones, iPads have been tracking their users' movements and storing them for a year Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/iphones-...4#ixzz1KRZqjany
    IPHONE users beware - Steve Jobs knows where you've been. Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/iphones-...4#ixzz1KRZxAoiY
    Security researchers have uncovered a file in iPhones and iPads containing records of where the user has been and the respective times. Apple has been recording this information since the release of iOS 4. For more information, check the source link below.

    Source (News.com.au)

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  2. Gus122000

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    Makes me think of that episode of Family Guy where Chris is afraid to masturbate because God is watching him. In this case God would be Stevie Jobs.
     
  3. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Just...shut the hell up.
     
  4. Zorua

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    If this is true, Apple is in for some real trouble.
     
  5. FireGrey

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    i sense a lawsuit, A BIG ONE!
     
  6. Urza

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    There is no lawsuit potential here.

    Stop being stupid.
     
  7. Ace Overclocked

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    what a spyware company
    they'll get what they deserve
    but why the fuck do they need these info?
     
  8. AlanJohn

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    Steve you pervert!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Cloak519

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    Steve Jobs sounds like the kind of guy that would dress up as a mannequin in a public toilet to take pictures of the feet of innocent young ladies.
    [​IMG].
     
  10. cwstjdenobs

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    Targeted advertising. They know you walk past KFC a lot, you get more KFC ads online, you've been in a club/arena when certain bands are playing, their tracks show up more when searching iTunes, etc...
     
  11. Zorua

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    Dunno.
    Maybe to track people who jailbroke their iDevices?
    I know that jailbreaking was declared legal, but still.....
     
  12. ShadowSoldier

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    Oh sweet mother of Jesus Christ....

    honestly, was that necessary?



    Anyways, if this is true, this isn't the first time I heard about iPhones doing something sneaky. There's an article on consumerist.com that apparently iPhones are taking random pictures or something like that. Here's the article:

    http://consumerist.com/2011/04/users-compl...heir-photo.html
     
  13. FireGrey

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    What if Apple was actually a HUGE terrorist orginisation!
    They could take down every important person with this and be begged by the whole world for mercy.
     
  14. DeathStrudel

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    Knowing apple, there was probably some fine print that basically said "We can track and record your location at all times" except it was probably written with confusing words in a way that most people wouldn't really get it even if they took the time to read it.

    Really I hope they didn't have anything like that and they get the bejesus sued out of them.

    Fun Fact: Steve Jobs and I have the same birthday [​IMG]
     
  15. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Holy shit.

    Good thing I stopped using my iPhone a long time ago
     
  16. Blebleman

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    Guys, what about potential good uses for this? For example, finding a kidnapped person?
     
  17. cwstjdenobs

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    Or finding your kidnap victim. I mean it would really increase overall stalking efficiency.
     
  18. raulpica

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    Android Tracks Users’ Locations, Too
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheat-sheet/i...ot-just-apple/#

    It’s not just iPhones that have been tracking your every move: Google’s Android smartphones have also been transmitting users’ locations and sending the results back to headquarters. Both Apple and Google are reportedly trying to build a massive database to pinpoint customer’s locations via their cellphones—raising concerns about privacy. Analysts say these databases could help both Apple and Google tap into the $2.9 billion market for location-based services—an amount that is expected to rise to $8.3 billion in 2014. Google was collecting similar Wi-Fi data for its StreetView cars that map and photograph streets, but the company was forced to shut down StreetView after accidentally collecting email addresses, passwords, and other personal data from the Wi-Fi networks.[/p]
     
  19. Zorua

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    The fuck?!
    I got an android phone couple of weeks ago.
    *Throws his phone out of the window*
    So much for location tracking!
     
  20. nutella

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    And this comes as a surprise to people?