Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2011 4:25 PM (in response to skipahern)
You can stop Apple (or anyone else) from being able to track you by disabling location services.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2011 8:42 PM (in response to dynotime)
blah blah blah... If you care about this, fine. So be it. You can continue to dwell on it all you want, but stop trying preach your cause to those of us who dont care one way or another about the fact that a place where you have been in the recent past has been recorded.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to skipahern)
I see some responses here saying Apple does not track you and your iphone but simply they are lying, I actually saw this for the first time when I took an online Harvard Computer Science class - CS50 2011, Instructor was simply showing how his iphone was tracked and actually with a small hack showed the class how apple recorded all of his travels and diplayed it on a map.
His point was we are all being tracked without even knowing it. So Apple actually knows where exactly you travel, how many times you went to certain places and even maps it to have a better idea to see your location/travel routes. To limit Apple tracking there are some settings on iPhone that you can tweak like ad tracking settings, location tracking, web browsing tracking (unless you turn on private browsing) ect...
There are many articles you can find by Googling. Dont believe people telling you Apple does not track your iPhone, it does just like Google, Facebook and all the others. Best way to be safe is to read this stuff on Google and be your own judge.
My advice is not to trust completely what these multinationals (iphone/android/windows smartphones ect) tells you because most of them are not 100% transparent about their tracking policies and most of them cannot be blocked 100% with the settings they provide. Personal info is very valuable to these companies and Google being the top one making a lot of money with this infomration.
Here is an article I just Googled, it looks like a simple one, you can find many blog posts like this and look into the topic.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2013 2:21 AM (in response to zegeli)
Yeah, that's great.
Once again, if you want to know what Apple really tracks, rather than follow conspiracy theories:
So is there location data? Yes.
Are they "tracking you?" No.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to William Kucharski)
Yes that's great as well,
If you want to see the level of tracking going on Mobile devices from the company end and from the government end you should watch this DEFCON 2012 Mobile Privacy panel maybe this will open your eyes a bit, you can see the court cases and what really goes on on your smart phones, see the gray areas and Listen to the professionals.
Not: DEF CON is one of the oldest continuous running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.
You can also watch NYU/Princton conference on Mobile Privacy
Once again be your own judge, make your research, you can blindly believe in whatever Multinationals and/or government is telling you or do your research, talk to some professionals and see the truth and facts instead of listening to Fanboy fanaticism. This is not a conspiracytheory whatsoever this is a debate going on for a long time and a lot of people are fighting against it.
whoever is interested in Mobile Privacy topic these 2 links should be a great start and a lot of information to see the level of tracking and possibilities or information taping on your mobile devices.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2013 5:32 AM (in response to zegeli)
Apple detailed precisely what information they keep.
Choose to believe it or not.