Sometimes, real life is stranger than fiction.

Recently, I blogged about how the German operator Deutsche Telekom tracked and stored the location and activities of the cell phone of German politician Malte Spitz for months (“Betrayed By Our Own Data”).

Now, it turns out, Apple’s iOS4 is doing the same . Continuously logging the location of your iOS4 device, in the background and without your knowledge. In plain view for all to see on the phone and any computer you’ve synced your device with.

I’m not sure what to make of this. But at the very, very least Apple should have told iOS4 users in bold letters it is doing this and protect the information against 3rd party access.

I’m looking forward to seeing how Apple handle this one.


— Terrence