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Apple iPhone Location Tracking Now Targeted By FCC, FTC

Apple iPhone Location Tracking Now Targeted By FCC, FTC

Fresh from being grilled at last week's Senate Judiciary panel, Apple and Google may next have to participate in a public forum to answer more questions on their phones' location tracking. This time, it's the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that want some answers. They are "inviting" Apple and Google to explain themselves in a public forum they intend on hosting next month.

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Class action suit filed against Apple for iPhone location tracking

Class action suit filed against Apple for iPhone location tracking

I use an iPhone and I will be the first to say that the thought of my iPhone tracking my movements is irritating. There is really no need for my iPhone to be storing where I go throughout my day. I also have to wonder if this extra tracking that is unneeded was turned off if my iPhone would run longer on a charge. I guess with all the press of the iPhone tracking and storing user movements, it was inevitable that a class action suit would be filed against Apple.

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iPhone storing tracking details on users even with location services off

iPhone storing tracking details on users even with location services off

There are a lot of times when you iPhone or other device needs to know your location to give you the service you are looking for. For instance if you are looking for a gas station near you or trying to find your way to a destination the app on your iPhone will need to know where you are right now. There are also times when your iPhone doesn't need to know where you are and has no need to be storing those details. That is exactly what the iPhone is allegedly doing though, storing location data even when the user has locations services turned off.

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Black Hole Faraday Bag keeps your iPhone from tracking you

Black Hole Faraday Bag keeps your iPhone from tracking you

If you are really paranoid about The Man keeping track of you via your iPhone throughout your travels with your smartphone or other electronic device there is a way you can keep those singles from emanating from your device until you need it. You could take out the battery and carry your phone as parts like they do in spy flicks, or you could just get this special bag that promises to block signals to and from your gadget. The bag is called the Standard Black Hole Faraday Bag.

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iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

Apple has tracked every iPhone and iPad 3G user's physical location since the release of iOS 4.0, security researchers have discovered, with a secret backup of positions and timestamps kept on any Mac or PC the devices are synchronized with. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden found that, from iOS 4.0, an unencrypted and otherwise unprotected database of locations has been created for each user, and have even produced an app, iPhone Tracker, to demonstrate exactly how much data is being clandestinely collected.

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iOS 7 bug turns off Find My iPhone and bypasses Activation Lock

iOS 7 bug turns off Find My iPhone and bypasses Activation Lock

Apple builds in security features and the ability to track a lost or stolen iPhone into the iOS 7 and higher operating system. Those features allow a user to track their smartphone if it is lost or stolen and prevent someone from being able to remove the iCloud account tied to the device and avoid tracking. The problem is that an easy to exploit security issue in iOS 7 and higher has been found that makes bypassing those features easy.

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Wello iPhone case tracks owner’s vitals

Wello iPhone case tracks owner’s vitals

Those who enjoy the benefits of modern health-centric wearables but don't necessarily want to don a connected wristband might find the soon-to-launch Wello iPhone case to be a proper substitute. The Wello case features a couple of sensors on the back, as well as an embedded chip, that can track the owner's vital signs.

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iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

In the creation of the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, it's said - and it's been suggested by Apple several times over the course of the last year - that they'll be pushing into the health and fitness arena. You'll have seen quite a few apps and devices doing this over the past year as well, the entire "wearables" industry making their way forward fully intent on taking advantage of the average citizen's wishes to stay in shape.

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