Two UK researchers have dug up some unsettling information that will certainly lead to privacy concerns for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch users.
Reportedly, iOS 4 forces internet enabled Apple devices to “record your location constantly, then timestamps that data and records it for posterity. The trouble with this unsolicited location tracking is that the hidden file that holds the data — consolidated.db — is relatively easy to uncover and read, making any desktops you’ve backed your phone up to and the phone itself even bigger privacy dangers than they would usually be.”
This is not some new issue or a bug Apple forgot to iron out of iOS 4 — it has been around for some time, according to the researchers.
Apple offered no comment when contacted by TapScape. Stay tuned for more information and further developments.