Saturday, April 23, 2011

Apple IPhone Tracking Is Probably a ‘Mistake,’ Researchers Say - Businessweek

If there was a “mistake” in this context, it was probably that the Apple programmers apparently didn’t think to grab as much data as Google did

The iPhone and iPad’s ability to logs users’ whereabouts is probably a mistake that Apple Inc. will eliminate, said the researchers who discovered the feature.

"If this was a conspiracy, this file would have been hidden better and we wouldn’t have found it,’’ said Alasdair Allan, one of the computer programmers who discovered the tracking feature. “Our best guess is this was an engineering mistake.”

Apple IPhone Tracking Is Probably a ‘Mistake,’ Researchers Say - Businessweek

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