donderdag 5 mei 2011

Do you really care that Apple stores your location data?


You may have heard the fuzz. Especially if you own an idevice, like the iPad or the iPhone. So apparently some dudes discovered that Apple stores your location data in a hidden file. To be honest, when I heard about this I really didn't give a damn. I mean, I have nothing to hide and the location is stored anonymously. So why are so many people worried about this? Can someone lighten me up?


As you may have guessed, I have an iPhone 4 and I'm in love with it. Everything about it is great except for that it's made out of glass and that I need to be very careful with it. I think Apple has delivered a product as never seen before and the fact that my iPhone stored all my location data doesn't change my opinion about Apple.

Anyways, Apple has fixed the "bug" in iOS 4.3.3 update. Hopefully people will stop whining about this and enjoy their idevices.

33 opmerkingen:

  1. Honestly, I don't care, but they sure are going to have a lot of pictures of my penis.

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  3. Every phone is going to end up like this anyway, tracking your every step. Might as well get it over with now.

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  4. Nope, in fact, I don't even have an Iphone :D

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  5. It seems like everyone is going crazy for this, I don't get it.

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  6. I don't care, but I do hate when it'll post your locations on facebook automatically. I don't have it on to do that, but some of my friends do and it gets old quick.

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  7. No phone shall find me! Unless I am somewhere cool. Winning!

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  8. They may say they store your location anonymously but that isn't neccecary the truth though.

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  9. Well, some people have that kind of paranoia about all those conspiracy theories and governmental control. That is why they freak out when something personal is somehow extracted from whatever activities they do. I personally don't think that someone ever would need my location and could use it in some bad way. On the other hand - it's possible to do that since it's not some kind of a crazy technology. But there are also sooo many other ways how to find out personal info, so i wouldn't worry about Apple alone. Just be careful on the internet and you'll be ok.

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  10. I love my android more than the i4.

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  11. I only care if they somehow use this data to profit or if they sell the data. Really don't want companies knowing my every move.

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  12. I don't necessarally mind if Apple stores the info. The problem is OTHER people can track the info as well. THATS what scares me.

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  13. I care, it's sketchy if you ask me. That's why I hardly use the apple store anymore.

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  14. i wish i had an ipod touch.. but i dont want apple knowing my location wtf. thats invasion of privacy and if they sell it then can we really trust there products?

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  15. It doesn't bother me at all, actually

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  16. yes I do, very much, thank god I own 0 apple products and this remain the same til the day i die.

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  17. I'm constantly being disappointed by these chaps, this just tops it off.

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  18. I really don't care. It's not like I'm running around committing felonies all day

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  19. Same thing I thought when people cried over google streetview. That stuff is useful as hell. Let it be

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  20. A lot of people are paranoid about their privacy.
    Thankfully I'm not one of those people.

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  21. It's a bit weird but I'm not paranoid or anything.

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  22. its not anonymous though, anyone with access to your computer or phone knows exactly where you've been for a year, and hopefully they'd know who's phone they're using.

    They've now fixed it so it overwrites the file every week, so not really an issue anymore.

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