Want to hear something .. slightly disturbing? Even if you don’t have the tracking app on your iPhone, it’s still possible to track all of you movements. How? There is a hidden iOS file deep in your phone and iOS backups that keeps track of all your movements.

It’s unencrypted and once you backup your files onto your iTunes, anyone who is on your computer can access it. The data comes from a cell tower triangulation, not the GPS chip. It’s not accidental, but no one is really sure why it’s there in the first place.

But don’t really worry, Apple has no access to this data so they aren’t trying to keep you under their radar. It still doesn’t answer the question of why it is there and there currently is no way of removing it. If you are worried, though, you can choose the encrypt backups option when you are backing up your phone so no one who has access to your computer can actually see this data.


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creepy.... don’t really want to be tracked…

wow that’s scary if people track and stalk. Thanks for sharing

this looks interesting..ca i see others too?

That’s kind of creepy. I don’t want to be followed especially through my phone. Another reason why I’m thinking of getting a smart phone and not iPhone. Thanks for sharing!

thats crazy. I don’t like the idea of them being able to track peoples movements

wow, how are we sure that apple is not using the data, or giving the data to the government? that is a very disturbing news
thanks for sharing!

SAy what? This is totally crazy...but I should not be surprised!
Apple or rather AT&T;, track people who use the wifi on the iphone without having any 3G plan!
That happened to a lot of people I know! >0<
But this is totally crazy! Take it out!
Thank you for sharing

That’s so so so creepy. They need to get rid of this.

That’s quite creepy, tracking all your movement. Phew, I don’t own a iphone.

that’s strange :O
hope Apple will come forward and answer this mystery.

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