|chrisk ||April 20, 2011 06:53 PM |
iPhones and iPads record all your movements [Toronto Star]
Looks like there is a database file on your iPhones and iPads that keep track of you movements via gps movements:
Your iPhone 4 or your iPad 3G are recording all of your movements and storing the information in easy-to-access files, two British scientists revealed on Wednesday.
“All iPhones appear to log your location to a file called ‘consolidated.db,” Allan said in a YouTube video he and Warden made about the discovery. “This contains latitude and longitude coordinated along with a time-stamp. The coordinates aren’t always exact, but they are pretty detailed.”
The tracker is embedded inside Apple Inc.’s newest iPhone software, iOS 4, and on iPads with a cellular plan. The data are stored in your devices and automatically backed up on your computer when you synchronize them with iTunes.
Data is not sent to Apple or your provider, but still is something to keep in mind.
Source: Where have you been? Your iPhone and iPad know - thestar.com
I was able to generate a Google map below using the data from my phone for the last few months. I have attached a map.