Apple sued for Tracking iPhone Users' Location
Bloomberg recently reported that Apple Accused in Suit of Tracking IPad, IPhone User Location.
They are Vikram Ajjampur, an iPhone user in Florida, and William Devito, a New York iPad customer, sued April 22 in federal court in Tampa, Florida, seeking a judge‚Äôs order barring the alleged data collection.
In case you missed it, last week, two security researchers discovered that iPhone and iPad 3G saved customer’s location all the time since iOS 4 released. iPad 3G and iPhone users’ latitude-longitude coordinates along with a timestamp keeps saved into a file called consolidated.db inside the device.
We take issue specifically with the notion that Apple is now basically tracking people everywhere they go
Aaron Mayer, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said today in a telephone interview.
If you are a federal marshal, you have to have a warrant to do this kind of thing, and Apple is doing it without one.
This issue adds worry to iPad and iPhone users as they are tracked every where they go. Even apple says that they are not tracking you by accessing this database file, but it could be the worst thing when someone steal this information for unauthorized actions.
Of course I will be worry when someone knows where I was currently at specific time, especially when you love to cheat your woman. LOL *just kidding
This tracking-privacy issue can be resolved temporarily be encrypt your iTunes backup files to ensure that no one could access the consolidated.db file of your device until we hear official statement from Apple.