April 21, 2011
Originally appeared as IPhone tracking file is old news to digital investigators in Sacramento Bee/San Jose Mercury News
Filed under Security & Surveillance
Whatever the engineering explanation for this, if there is one, it's critically important that consumers be aware of this kind of tracking and, to the extent possible, be given a choice of whether they want this kind of file on their system.
That iPhones and other Apple handheld gadgets keep track of their users' moves may have been news to most users when it was publicly disclosed on Wednesday. But it wasn't news to investigators who examine cell phones and other electronic devices for clues in criminal and other legal cases.