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These data have all: Store iPhone corners to their owners – the clear. A chart for this practice became Apple through a data protection directive itself. Two software developers have demonstrated the ease with which others can obtain information.

Your iPhone is Watching You

Until now it was only a vague formulation of the privacy policy of Apple: In June 2010 the Group added a paragraph to the document interesting. It may allow the company a flat fee up “precise location data” to use and disclose, including “the geographical location of your Apple computer or device in real time.”

Now, two developers have understood what the size of the data collection is actually Apple. The iPhone always default records, where the user is present – and stores this information in a file on the phone. close the iPhone to the computer and start a synchronization, the file is transferred to the computer – the clear. There can almost be read by anyone who has access to the device.

This representation confirms a preliminary analysis of data from iPhone Spiegel Online editor. Since the backup of this device shows that were recorded since June 2010, including time location data for all visits abroad, but also in many parts of Hamburg and northern Germany. How often does the iPhone stores data could not understand in the first analysis.

The iPhone has saved the Greek party, however, it also lists a number of border crossings in the database. It is alleged that telephone users have resided in Spain – a great uncertainty. Apparently, Apple stores location data, not through GPS, which require more energy, but is based on signal delays of the radio towers on the iPhone has just published online.

iPhone users can disable the device settings in the capture of location data – and allow each application separately or prohibit access. If this attitude also applies to data collected by a device that could not be resolved.

A detailed guide for evaluating their own iPhone-standard protocols issued by the developer and Alasdair Allan Pete Warden on a dedicated website. Warden was employed for five years at Apple three years ago left the company to look into the well. They have submitted the Fund concern Wednesday at a conference in San Francisco.

Apple stores the database unencrypted position

Both emphasize the detection of iPhone-spatial memory did not help Apple employees. Written on their website: “We’re both big fans of Apple products has given us discover no joy ..” Offering a program to download for free, which lists the observed data recorded in a map space. Alasdair Allan has been viewed as an example the data recording position during a trip from Washington to New York in a video.

Developers speculate that the monitoring function was introduced with the upgrade to Ios four, in June 2010. Older data therefore have found no evidence. A first test of Spiegel Online led to the same result. With access to virtually any phone or computer can, for example, a private detective or jealous partner, detailed information on the location, the director told The Guardian. Director Allan and noted that the collection of data is transferred to buy a new iPhone from the backup to the new device. Developers to interpret this action in an interview with The Guardian, said: “. This is proof that the collection of data is not random”

At present, there is no evidence that the site records are transferred to Apple.

Apple has a question about the findings so far not responded. The deputy head of the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Inspectorate, said “the investigation of the case.

Apple iPhone owners use as a scanner environment

It is known that survey data of a certain position of Apple iPhones. In July 2010, counsel Bruce Sewell Apple two members of the U.S. House of Representatives reported a 13-page letter about this practice collection. The most explosive admission in the letter: Since 2008, Apple includes with the help of millions of iPhones worldwide information on cell towers and wireless networks, known as access points Wi-Fi. The Group has developed from this information, a separate database. Since April 2010 he used to play an important role in improving the iPhone – which was exactly that place, that information is exploited.

It is unclear if these are used for data transfer, the newly discovered files, or Apple for use in a different direction.



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