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Windows 7: Apple tracking users movments

27 Apr 2011   #11

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Turn off Location Services in settings and you should be fine.
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27 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They say it records it even with that setting off.
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27 Apr 2011   #13

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
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....
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27 Apr 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They say they're going to fix it.

Apple Q&A on Location Data | Business Wire


Software Update
Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:
  • reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
  • ceases backing up this cache, and
  • deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.
In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.
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