You know though, only the most tech savvy will ever do that. Big companies know this and embed hidden "features" for this exact reason, they even make their warranties forbid modification to stop those smarter users'. So even if you were tech-savvy, you'd be breaking the terms of your contract with your cellular provider by modifying your phone.
This line interested me the most: "...some seem not that bothered as this data can be gathered..."
While one piece of stored information about you may seem insignificant. Add it together with what search engines, your ISP, companies you rent from, web sites you use (facebook, myspace, such), advertisers, government, phone applications, cellular provider, et cetera know about you and your habits. Pull all of this information together and you end up with a rather uncomfortable image. Where does one draw the line and say "I want some control over my personal information?"
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Hence why I kept with my old (basic) Nokia phone. This is just another example of why smart phones are more trouble than they're worth :/
The more complex the phone, the easier it is to hide "features" like this.
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BBC News - iPhone tracks users' movements
What are your thoughts on this?? Ive discussed with several people I work with and the thoughts are mixed, some seem not that bothered as this data can be gathered by police forces anyway while other are angry that it potentially means if your phone is stolen it is possible to get details about all aspects of your life by your movements???
This is true, but thats why you get a smartphone you can hack and rewrite, android for instance that way, you know exactly whats in your phone and what it does.