Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher
If your phone is stolen, then you may be able to find out where it went.
silver lining? but doubtful. The position is kept on the device itself until uploaded.
When it is uploaded, it is assigned a random identifier and is mainly for apple to tell where ipads/phones are being used most and on what towers/cities/access points/etc.
Apple - Press Info - Apple Q&A on Location Data
lol not sure if you should believe this or not either due to this:
Apple: We'll fix iPhone tracking 'bug' | Signal Strength - CNET News
^^^^ for you as well DeanP :P
There is a service for your iphone to make it so you can track/turn off/disable a stolen iPhone:
6 Ways to Track and Recover Your Lost/Stolen iPhone - download ihound, download ilocalis, download mobile spy, download mobileme, find iphone, find lost iphone, find lost iphone free, find my iphone, find stolen iphone, iphone apps lost, iphone lost
Which I am sure is also tracking your phone for you
these apps are actually features in this sense not a bug..
The biggest thing that concerns me and always makes me
is apple doesn't think "oh we should probably encrypt this file or secure it somehow...."
hehe instead the file is unencrypted not secure at all... easily found and accessible and! it also is stored on your other Mac devices unencrypted and unsecure and easily accessible when its synced....