By way of David Dorf (@dordav), comes the uneasy truth about cellular devices, in this case, the iPhone or 3G iPad you’re toting.
This story is all over the place today, and it’s not like this is unique to iOS devices. You wish.
I was immediately reminded of another recent story of the same ilk. German politician Malte Spitz successfully sued Deutsche Telekom to get access to the data they had collected about his whereabouts.
Then, he published his data as an example for others.
The lat/long coordinates plotted on a map, combined with phone data and data from Twitter and other sources could give a very accurate portrayal of Herr Spitz’ life, probably better than he could remember if asked to do so.
You knew this already though, right? Does it matter?
Not scared yet? Check out this other gem about the possibility that Michigan police are using a device that can copy data off your phone in mere minutes, unbeknownst to you.